Visitor industry gives $25,000 to help Kauai flood victims

Photo courtesy Kauai Economic Opportunity

Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association President and CEO Mufi Hanneman, fifth from left, presents a check for $25,000 to Kauai Economic Opportunity CEO MaBel Fujiuchi, fourth from right, for Kauai flood relief. From left are Annaleah Atkinson, Stephanie Fernandes, Jason Honjiyo and Kathryn Martin of KEO, Hanneman, Fujiuchi, Jim Braman, Joseph Figaroa, Sandi Kato-Klutke and Christine Gabriel.

LIHUE — While Kauai County is scrambling to find other money sources after the Federal Emergency Management Association denied requests for individual disaster assistance, money is coming in from nonprofit organizations and the state.