Young girl raises $1000 for Maui fire victims at Rossmoor festival

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Young Siena Prado (center), who raised $1000 to help victims of the Maui fire through the sale of Aloha bracelets at Saturday's Rossmoor Family Festival, is surrounded by proud parents Julie Ahner and Ed Prado.

After seeing all the damage inflicted by the Mau wildfires, little Siena Prado of figured something had to be done. 

So she quickly organized a table at Saturday’s Rossmoor Family Fun Festival and began selling aloha bands with all proceeds going to help the Maui victims.

“She had a goal of raising $500, but she raised over $1,000,” said her proud grandmother, Kathy Beckwith of Rossmoor.  “The people were so generous.  It was wonderful.” 

The cause was a little personal for Siena as he family had just returned from a family vacation in Maui four days before the fire and the house they rented in Lahaina burned down.

The money from the festival was sent on Monday to the Harvest Kumulani Church which is 10 minutes from Lahaina. “It will be used on the ground to help people in need from the fire,” Beckwith added.  “However, additional donations can be made directly by going to Harvest.org and click on Support Today.”

Siena’s mom, Julie went all through the Los Al schools and was going to visit Rossmoor to attend the festival when Siena felt that was the best place to hold her fundraiser.  

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