Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is still erupting and spewing lava and ash onto Hawaii’s Big Island, and our union brothers and sisters in the Hawaii State Teachers Association have been affected.
Crowd funding efforts are under way to help five teachers’ families who have lost their homes so far and one whose home is surrounded by lava.
Links are below to the five GoFundMe efforts on behalf of these educators, which include before and after pictures of the homes and pictures of the families in happier times.
This family’s home of 27 years was destroyed. Both parents are educators.
A woman who spent ten years teaching at Pahoa High and Intermediate built herself a modest home. Now it’s gone.
This family’s inn was destroyed, and their home is surrounded by lava.
One victim is the mother of two children and a recent widow.
This husband and wife teaching duo moved to Hawaii from the St. Louis area just two years ago.