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Benefit For Maui Victims Being Sells Out Quickly

UPDATE: All the tickets for this event sold out within 10 hours, but the owners of these two restaurants hope non-ticket holders will still donate to the relief funds mentioned at the bottom of this article.

As they’ve been watching the news coverage of the devastating fires in their home state, the owners of Ono Hawaiian Plates, Jessie Kelley and Warren Seta, felt the need to do something to help.

So, in partnership with Pau Hana, a Hawaiian restaurant in Savage, they’re planning a benefit luau at North Loop Galley on Monday, August 21st, 5-8pm. They say 100% of the ticket sales will go to the Maui Food Bank and other agencies working to assist the victims.

Tickets are $100 and will cover a large buffet and live entertainment. There will also be a cash bar. Both restaurants ask that you not call them about this event because they’ve been overwhelmed with questions.

Warren told Fox 9 that his friends on the island have told him the news footage doesn’t do justice to the overwhelming scale of the wildfires that destroyed the historic town of Lahaina and surrounding communities.

If you’re unable to attend the event on the 21st, Jessie and Warren still urge you to donate to either the CRG Maui Relief Fund or the Maui Food Bank.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop volunteer

Warren Seta and Jessie Kelley interviewed on Fox 9

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