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Lyman Museum Fundraiser for Hawai‘i Island Volcano Recovery Fund

July 25, 2018, 1:45 PM HST
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With no relief in sight from the Kīlauea volcano eruption, the Lyman Museum is postponing its annual fundraising banquet and, instead, launching a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign to raise money for
the Hawai‘i Island Volcano Recovery Fund at the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

Photo by Andrew Hara: Eruption Relief 

“It’s been a challenging two months for our friends in Puna, and there is still a critical need for support for the lava evacuees,” said Barbara Moir, executive director of the Lyman Museum. “That is why we decided to forgo our annual gala and concentrate our efforts in helping the members of our community.”

The Hawai‘i Island Volcano Recovery Fund at the Hawai’i Community Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations and charities. The Lyman Museum is committed to raising at least $10,000 to help the evacuees with food, housing relocation services, pet support, laundry vouchers, and many other immediate and long- term needs.

The Lyman Museum invites individuals, businesses and community groups to create teams within this campaign and join in the efforts to help our Puna community stabilize, rebuild and move forward after losing so much.

To donate to this campaign or join as a fundraiser, text: lava to 71777, or donate online.

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About Hawai‘i Community Foundation

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With over 100 years of community service, the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) is the leading philanthropic institution in the state. HCF is a steward of more than 850 funds, including more than 250 scholarship funds, created by donors who desire to transform lives and improve communities. In 2017, HCF distributed more than $59 million in grants and contracts statewide, including more than $6 million in scholarships. HCF also serves as a resource on community issues and trends in the nonprofit sector.

For more information, call Liz Ambrose at (808) 935-5021 ext. 106 or by [email protected].

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