The Maui Rapid Response Team, a community-driven disaster response group, has been the unsung hero of the island since its inception in 2020. Comprising dedicated individuals from Maui's local community, nonprofit organizations, and direct-aid groups, this decentralized collective embodies the true spirit of unity and empathy.
In the face of adversity, the team emerged, responding to the urgent needs arising from the Covid-19 shutdown and again more recently with the Maui fires that devastated parts of the island. Their commitment to community values and a strong focus on aiding native Hawaiians and vulnerable community members set them apart. But even heroes need rest, and that's where Nidra stepped in to help.
Nidra, known for eye masks designed to usher in a world of tranquility, donated 400 masks to the Maui Rapid Response team to bring solace to those forced into shelters, where the unceasing 24/7 lights (to protect from looting) created a perpetual sense of wakefulness. These masks, with their soft touch and soothing darkness, became a lifeline for those yearning for a good night's sleep amidst chaos.
Through the Maui Rapid Response Team, the Nidra masks also found their way to the streets, offering comfort to individuals displaced due to overcrowding in shelters. In the gentle embrace of darkness, these eye masks became more than just accessories; they became symbols of compassion, care and rest.
Thank you to the Maui Rapid Response Team for proving that even amidst the darkness, love and compassion can create a brighter tomorrow for everyone.
Learn how you can help at mauirapidresponse.org