Above / Maui fire photo courtesy Wikipedia/Commons.
On Tues., Sept 5, 2023, 100 percent of sales at Mesón Sabika will be donated to the American Red Cross disaster relief operation for the victims of Maui wildfires in Hawaii.
The wildfires that began on Tues., Aug. 8, in northwestern Maui have burned at least 20 square miles in Lahaina, a city of about 13,000 residents. Lahaina typically attracts two million tourists a year, online sources noted. The horrific destruction has affected residents and their livelihoods. To date, the fires have taken more than 105 lives and the death toll is expected to rise.
The fire also destroyed or damaged more than 2,200 buildings, mostly residential, officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimates it will cost $5.5 billion to rebuild the town.
Lahaina Town has long claimed to be the home to the largest banyan tree in the United States. The historic and beloved tree was scorched in the fires.
“Beautiful Maui has been a happy place for many of us and our family,” noted Noushin Shirazi for Mesón Sabika. “We are hosting a fundraiser on Sept. 5 to benefit the residents.”
To make a reservation for lunch or dinner on Tues., Sept. 5, call (630) 983-3000 x2.
Open from 11:30AM to 9PM, Mesón Sabika is located at 1025 Aurora Avenue.