Many people come to Kauai to see our stunning NaPali coastline, dip their toes in pristine blue water, trek fantastic mountain trails, to fly over the canyon, view endangered species and listen to thunderous waterfalls. However, the real beauty of this island shone like a diamond in the midst of the mud and dirty water this past week. That diamond is her people, from Kealia to Hanalei and beyond, the ALOHA spirit was in action.
Yesterday over 300 people came to our little neighborhood nestled in the Anahola Valley to help families that were devastated by last weeks flash flooding. They were armed with rakes, shovels, chainsaws, heavy equipment, muscles and a willingness to help. They came from all over the island, aging from toddlers to seniors, they came ready to work, get dirty and they came with smiles, they came because they are OHANA.
Again, thanks to those that called, text, stopped by, provided us shelter, loaned us a car, brought food, prayed, hugged us, sent gift cards and made flood relief donations we are incredibly blessed beyond measure.
Our Kauai OHANA and the Aloha spirit in action.