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Fire up your chakras for a great cause on Friday, June 15th from 5-7:30 p.m. That's right, we have teamed up with our friends (and neighbors) at Waimea Yoga who are graciously hosting a benefit for HWMO as part of their monthly series to support local non-profits.
Come stretch, relax, breathe after a long day to support our projects that protect Hawaii's communities, lands and waters from the growing threat of wildfires. An hour-and-a-half Vinyasa yoga class and $20 donation will go a long way towards supporting the health of our residents and visitors and our beautiful forests and shorelines. There will also be a chance to learn more about HWMO and meet our team members during the before and after talk story sessions.
5:00-5:30 p.m.: Talk story
5:30-7:00 p.m.: Vinyasa class with Julie Martin
7:00-7:30 p.m.: Talk story, free pupus/tea, free giveaways from local businesses
*Discounted class packages available for all participants
We look forward to seeing you there!
Our long-time partners from Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative are having a benefit of their own and it will be a fun one for a very worthy cause!
"Please join us on Sunday, September 10th for a fun afternoon at Anna Ranch that will benefit the Waikoloa Dry Forest. Bocce players, beer drinkers, spectators, foodies and art lovers will all enjoy the event we have planned. Save the date for this event, check in for regular updates, and register your team now!"
"Enjoy a five star gourmet dinner buffet, bid on our fabulous Silent and Live Auction items and socialize with your friends in an elegant setting. Best of all, celebrate this years’ awardees, meet our Island Heroes and hear their amazing stories. Thanks to generous donations from the Ironman Foundation, The Bank of Hawaii, The PGA Tour, Paradise Helicopters, Bike Works Beach & Sports, The Karakin Foundation, The Kona Mauka Rotary Club, The Hawaii Community Foundation - Steve Marquis Fund, Linda Jane Kelly, AT&T, The Hawaii County Council, Dan & Jan Vuicich, The Subramanian family, the Big Island community and our Live and Silent Auction Donors, the Foundation was able to refurbish the Radon Rescue Boat for Rescue 7, and acquire the following: Waterproof headsets/microphones for the watercraft operators, Rope rescue equipment, SCUBA tanks, Garmin GPS units, swift water vests, and two hands free communication systems for a total ofover $84,000.
The needs for this year are vast, including rope rescue equipment, rescue communication systems, ATV's, rescue boards, automatic defibrillators, advanced technology wetsuits, dive boots, dive lights, UV protection garments, backpacks, gear lockers, Thermal imager, GPS units, Arizona Vortex anchors for rope rescues and jet skis.
Our Fire/Emergency/Rescue personnel need our help even more than ever during this economic downturn.
Please join us for a wonderful evening and show your support for the amazing work and dedicated service of the Hawaii County Fire Department.
We look forward to seeing you at the event.
Dr. Frank Sayre & Laura Mallery-Sayre"
Join HWMO for a barn-good time with tasty chili and good music under the stars on Saturday, August 26 from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Red Barn at Parker Ranch (behind soccer fields and arena) in Waimea (Kamuela).
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! You can still support our organization's efforts to protect our communities, lands, and waters from wildfire by clicking the DONATE button at the top right of your screen. Mahalo for your understanding and support. We hope to do it again next year!
Five firefighter teams from Hawaii Fire Department and U.S. Army-Garrison, Fire and Emergency Services, and Big Island Wildfire Coordinating Group will face off in a chili cooking competition that will be judged by none other than Sam Choy! There is also a people's choice award for the best chili. That's where you come in!
Chili Tasting! (Vote for your favorite firehouse chili)
Much more...and all for a great cause!
Wildfires have serious impacts on communities and natural resources from summit to sea. The more fun you have while voting on the best chili (meat and vegetarian), and while enjoying the beer, wine, live music, pony rides, and silent auction, the more wildfire protection we are able to make happen on the ground, which further protects our community! Win-win-win!
Tickets are $40 and include dinner, drinks, and dessert.
Kids under 10 free!
$10 discount per ticket for fire and emergency personnel and families.
VIP Tables are SOLD OUT as of August 24!
For tickets, visit:
We encourage everyone to buy tickets early to ensure a smooth registration process. Space is also limited, so buy your tickets today!
If you have questions, contact us at (808) 885-0900 or email@example.com
Thank you to our amazing sponsors!
Overall Event Sponsors:
Mamane Street Bakery - Donating baked goods
KTA - Donating rice and dessert
Lilikoi Garden Café - Donating salad
Tommy Bahama - Donating veggie chili
Ponoholo Ranch - Donating beef for chili entries
Kahua Ranch - Donating beef for chili entries
Kona Brewing Company - Donating beer
Big Island Brewhaus - Donating beer
Waimea Coffee Company - Donating coffee
Hemp2o - Donating non-alcoholic beverage
Sustainable Island Products - Donating plates/cutlery
The National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise Communities program is hosting a wildfire workshop series to connect wildfire stakeholders with subject matter experts. The series provides free learning opportunities for wildfire stakeholders by connecting them with leading researchers and practitioners in a live, interactive format. Visit the Firewise Communities website to learn more about the series and to register.
- Tuesday, October 11: Community Risk Reduction Success Stories, 7 a.m. HAST
Despite recent rain, extreme drought is forecasted for the coming months due to the recent El Nino event, which was in the top two El Ninos on record since 1950. Active wildfire seasons are known to follow El Nino events, and have led to some of Hawaii’s largest wildfires on both windward and leeward sides. This year is no exception. Drought and wildfires are projected to be extreme in the coming months. It has already been a busy year for firefighters statewide. With some preparedness and awareness, wildfires and their impacts can be reduced by simple actions such as parking your car away from dry grass and managing the vegetation around your home.
May is Wildfire Preparedness Month. Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO), firefighters, and government agencies across Hawaii are encouraging you to take action toward protecting your loved ones, homes, and Hawaii’s natural resources from wildfire. There are many ways you can help. On May 7th, National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day, communities across the U.S. will be holding action days to prepare their neighborhoods and reduce wildfire hazards. You can be a part of an amazing movement by gathering your family, friends, and neighbors for preparedness activities that range from evacuation planning to flammable vegetation removal.
There are many ways you can take action with your family, friends, and neighbors to protect your community from wildfire.
DONATE to HWMO this May
HWMO’s staff and partners are working hard to ensure Hawaii’s communities, lands, and waters are safe from wildfires. HWMO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on generous contributions from people like you. You can make a difference this May by donating at our charity boxes hosted at these Hawaii Island locations:
- Waikoloa Village Pro Shop
- Banjy's Restaurant
- Waikoloa Community Church
- Lava Java in Kona and Waikoloa
- Daylight Mind in Kona and Waikoloa
- Healthways Waimea
- Waimea Coffee Company
- Waimea Annunciation Church
- Puako Ascension Church
- My Bar in Kona
Mahalo to the businesses and organizations helping us make a difference. And, of course, mahalo to you for your kōkua!
You can also make a donation on our secure webpage.
From September 1-30, stop by your local Foodland or Sack N Save to make a contribution to HWMO (we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit).
Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization is teaming up with Rotary Club of Kona to host Project Compassion, a benefit for HWMO. On April 19th, we will be spreading the wildfire preparedness message while also raising crucial funding for our organization's operations.