In response to the devastating fires on Maui, Roark Redwood, Senior Vice President of Technical and Government Solutions with the National Institute of Building Sciences, has issued the following statement:
We wish to express our profound admiration and deepest respect for the Hawaii National Guard and the brave crews confronting the challenging and devastating fires on Maui. It is during such crises that the strength and unity of a community truly shine through, and the enduring spirit of aloha has never been more evident.
The Hawaii National Guard is working tirelessly, placing themselves in harm's way, to safeguard their communities, protect precious natural resources, and lend a helping hand to those in need. Their commitment to service, courage in the face of adversity, and dedication to their mission serve as a testament to the best of human spirit and resilience.
The National Institute of Building Sciences stands in solidarity with the people of Hawaii, sharing your hopes for swift recovery and restoration.
If you would like to help, the following organizations are requesting assistance to provide disaster relief, financial assistance, and/or meals to residents and businesses displaced by the fires:
National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential issues in the built environment. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit nibs.org or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.
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