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90 Days After the Maui Wildfires

Coldwell Banker Premier Realty Stands with its CB 'Ohana
Posted: November 02, 2023 by Melissa Fama-Flis

In response to the catastrophic wildfires that ravaged Maui less than 90 days ago, Coldwell Banker Premier Realty remains in unwavering solidarity with its Coldwell Banker 'ohana (family) in Hawaii. The fires, fueled by hurricane-force winds, inflicted unprecedented devastation upon the communities of Lahaina and Kula in August. But the message today is one of hope. Maui is open and welcomes you! 

Broker of Coldwell Banker Island Properties, Steve Baker, reached out to his friends, Bob & Molly Hamrick, who took swift action in activating its network of 275 real estate professionals in Las Vegas, affectionately known as the ninth island due to its large Hawaiian population. 

As part of these collective efforts, the Coldwell Banker Premier Realty agents joined hands, amassing a donation total of $10,485 over only a few days, which included a generous 50% match by the Hamricks, and many donations made directly to a still active GoFundMe page created by Steve Baker. 

In the aftermath of this tragic event, numerous stories of resilience have come to light. Just days following the wildfire, our team of dedicated sales professionals came together to support Remy Hart, a fire survivor who, like many others, lost everything. Remy had to physically flee from a relentless fire that pursued him for miles, leaving him with only the clothes on his back. His escape led him to board a flight to Las Vegas, a place he had explored for homes before the pandemic. Reaching out to his REALTOR®, Diane Varney, for assistance in finding a new place to live and a fresh start, she promptly picked him up, secured a house, and submitted an offer. Remarkably, they closed on Remy's new home just four days later. Recognizing that Remy had lost all his belongings, Diane reached out to her fellow agents who responded swiftly, gathering clothing and essential household items to help him get back on his feet. 

But the struggles of the Maui wildfire victims continue and there are still many people to help. To learn more about ongoing Maui relief efforts that directly impact families and small businesses, click here for a comprehensive list of local organizations receiving donations and for ways you can get involved. 

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