Downtown businesses unite to show ‘Love for Lahaina’

Downtown businesses unite to show ‘Love for Lahaina’

Downtown Container Park is hosting a fundraising event to support people affected by the wildfires in Maui.

The “9th Island Love For Lahaina” Maui Strong event, hosted in partnership with AAPI Chamber and Mahalo-Halo Las Vegas, will feature Hawaiian artists, over a dozen Hawaiian entertainers, Hawaiian food trucks and more at the downtown shopping area from 3 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27.

Partial proceeds from the event will be donated to the Maui Fire Relief Fund, Salvation Army and Maui Food Bank, with entertainers performing without a fee to support donations.

The event is open for all ages. Additional donation opportunities, including a clothing drop-off, also will be available at the event.

“Las Vegas is home to a large Hawaiian population and we take our designation as the ‘9th Island’ seriously,” Container Park General Manager James Gonzales said in a news release. “The Hawaiian community here has always been a big part of Container Park’s success so hosting this event and helping any way we can is very important to us.” Read the article