At Rebuild Maui Org, our mission is to restore hope and stability to the families of Maui displaced by the devastating Lahaina wildfires of August 8, 2023.
As a dedicated 501(c)(3) non-profit, in the spirit of aloha, we are committed to developing sustainable, long-term housing solutions, recognizing that a home is the foundation of community and personal well-being and ohana. Our approach goes beyond mere construction; we are dedicated to rebuilding lives. This encompasses providing comprehensive assistance tailored to the unique needs of wildfire survivors, including financial support, food aid, temporary housing, creating health and wellness programs, including mental health programs that promote resilience in our community.
We believe in nurturing resilience and empowerment among those affected, helping them to rise from the ashes of adversity. Our goal is to not only reconstruct homes but to revitalize the spirit of our community, ensuring that every individual affected by this tragedy has the support, resources, and hope they need to rebuild and thrive once again.
Message from our founders
"We lost our home and all of our belongings in the Maui fires. Our 5 children all made it out safe. It's tragic that many beautiful lives did not. Many of us are now without homes, electricity and water. The only thing we didn't lose in the fire was a 2.5 acre piece of land in Lahaina that was not affected by the fires. We've decided to donate this land to create semi-permanent housing for the victims of the Maui fires to live rent-free for up to 2 years while we all heal and rebuild everything we lost. Our livelihoods were also taken in the fires. It's important that we have mid-term housing solutions (longer than short-term) for as many families as possible in order to keep as many families as possible on Maui. We are committed to this effort. Together we can accomplish amazing things. Together we can accomplish the impossible. We invite you to journey with us as we assist the ohanas of Maui rebuild their lives.
With Deepest Aloha,
Alfy & Jessica Basurto"