One of many beaches now inaccessible on Kauai’s north shore.
Two weeks ago, the island of Kauai suffered devastating flooding during a storm that dropped almost 50 inches of rain on the north shore from April 14-15. The rainfall set a new national record and caused landslides, sinkholes, and destruction that will not be easily repaired. The highway north of Hanalei is still closed indefinitely, north shore communities are cut off and can only receive supplies by boat.
I am donating a portion of web sales through April 30 to Haraguchi Rice Mill in Hanalei. Scroll down for more info about the Rice Mill, and other ways to help. Click here to shop over 200 of my Kauai paintings and prints!
Another of Kauai’s north shore beaches currently unreachable due to landslides.
If you love Kauai, please consider donating ANY amount to one of the local organizations coordinating the recovery.
Malama Kauai (scroll to the bottom of their page for donation options)
Islandwide organization coordinating supplies delivery and cleanup for affected residents
Malama Kauai works towards a sustainable Kauai by increasing local food consumption and production, as well as building community capacity and growing interest in sustainable tourism.
Haraguchi Rice Mill / Hanalei Taro
Hanalei Valley nonprofit greatly affected by flooding
Ho`opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill is a 6th generation working taro farm and agrarian museum in Hanalei Valley, dating back to the 1800s. It is the only remaining rice mill in all of Hawaii.
Waipa Foundation works with the community to manage the 1,600 acre ahupua’a of Waipa, on the west side of Hanalei. Waipa serves as an example of healthy interdependent relationships between people and earth’s natural resources, demonstrating Hawaiian approaches to watershed-scale natural resource management.
Hanalei-Haena Flood Relief GoFundMe
Contributing to relief efforts on the ground and working to determine the right way to distribute funds to everyone affected. Looking to partner with a local non-profit to provide both short- and long-term relief.
Support Kauai and buy art!
I am also participating in an online fundraiser auction coordinated by @welovehanalei on Instagram. Over 350 amazing items have been donated, click here to have a look and place your bids! I’ve donated a 16×20″ paper giclee print of the Wai’oli Church in Hanalei town. All proceeds go directly to the Waipa Foundation.