How to Donate to Kauai Flood Relief
The island of Kauai is the oldest existing peak in the Hawaiian-Emperor underwater mountain range that was formed (and is still being formed) by volcanic activity. Kauai’s geological features have been molded by about 5 million years of exposure to powerful trade winds and large, frequent wave action. The trade winds bring abundant rainfall to the island, especially around some of Kauai’s highest peaks. The wettest point in the world is actually found here! And the huge swells have carved out one of the most beautiful and isolated coastlines, the Na Pali Coast, with enormous finger-like sea cliffs. The photo below shows Waimea Canyon, which is the likely spot where volcanic activity began to form the island of Kauai. If you look closely, you can see the varying layers of lava that were deposited.
This winter, the Hawaiian Islands were inundated with rainfall and about a month ago, the north and northwestern coasts of Kauai were heavily impacted from storms that wreaked havoc- mudslides, rockslides, major flooding, etc. The community is trying to pick up the pieces and rebuild their homes, their livelihoods, their roads, and their beautiful beaches.
For every Green is the New Black tote bag sold, I will be donating to Mālama Kauai. They are a nonprofit organization on the ground in the affected community, providing food, shelter, and support throughout the rebuilding and recovery process. This organization is also big on environmental protection in Kauai. You can shop the tote via the link in my bio, and if you’d like to donate a greater amount to the flood relief, please contact me and I will help you arrange with the organization. Mahalo!