Clothes Sought for Lahaina Residents

Cars parked helter-skelter along Front Street’s breakwall point to a scene of chaotic desperation by evacuees trying to escape the fast-moving fire as it swept over the north end of town. Inland is the destroyed Outlets of Maui complex.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club member Erin Kyle Osborne wrote: “I am sure you are all aware of the horrific fire that has destroyed Lahaina town on the island of Maui.

“We have friends who lost everything, their homes burned to the ground. They have nothing but the clothes on their backs,” Osborne said in an email. “My family and I have spent more time in Lahaina and on Maui than anywhere else and it holds a special place in our hearts.

“We travel there every year and are welcomed with open arms; it is a second home to us,” said Osborne, a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.

She will be collecting clothing in front of the Palisades Library, 861 Alma Real from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 18.

“There is a major need for clothing, for children, babies, teens, women and men,” Osborne said. “New or gently used is ideal.”

She is partnering with ROAM MAUI click here to bring the clothes to the island.

Items needed for kids and adults:



Undergarments (new only)





Tank tops


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One Response to Clothes Sought for Lahaina Residents

  1. Karin Olson-Espinosa says:

    I am collecting clothing according to the above needs from our “hill” Castellamarre. I figured some people would be going away etc and so would not be able to make it on Friday. Can I have her contact info to ask if she needs anything for dogs, cats etc: thundershirts, chew toys for stress etc.
    Thank you,
    Karin Olson-Espinosa

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