Contact info: jillwlowry@anainahou.org 808-977-7655

Join Us in Creating
a Resilient Community

It’s Time To Remember!

1992’s Huricane Iniki was the most powerful hurricane to strike the U.S. state of Hawaii in recorded history. 

The government does not have the capacity to provide for our safety as it relates to weather events and the aggressive examples of climate change, beyond warnings. There are simply too many people and too much need, with threats potentially coming from any or all directions depending on the type of disaster. It is imperative then that we begin acting on behalf of our own safety where we can, with an expectation of support from our government when and where possible. 
 
Amending federal, state, and county grants to provide for new construction, specifically for disaster preparedness, food and water storage, and public health and safety access/response would be prime places to start. Also, letters from our elected officials supporting the efforts by private and/or nonprofit partners are critical in our work to help with infrastructure & response needs.  
 
Fire, hurricanes/storm surge, flooding, tsunamis, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes, or even the errant tornado are all possibilities in Hawaii. You have the right to be safe, as do your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers, but, will you wait in hopes that the government can get to what is needed, or do we take action ourselves? 
 
The Kauai Resilience Center needs your support today. Your life, and the lives of those you care about will depend on this project or others like it. These structures are Class A fire proof, and can withstand 290 mph winds, weather earthquakes, and act as a fallout shelter should that need ever arise. Please join us in building the first model in the state that can be replicated in size and service across all of the islands.
Jill Lowry

CEO, Kauai Resilience Center/Anaina Hou Community Park

Register for the Kauai Resilience Center Community Informational Event

 

April 27th: Speakers include David Lopez, Hawaii Emergency Management.

May 17th: Speakers include (tentative) Amos Lonokailua-Hewett, Maui Emergency Management.

Anaina Hou Community Park is hosting informational meetings about the Kauai Resilience Center. Join us for a light supper, information, and special guests. Space is limited to maintain an intimate setting. Please limit 2 per household. Share your thoughts and ideas.

If you are interested in attending, you must register below.

First Goal:  Pre-Construction

$125,000.00$5,000,000.00

1st Goal: Pre – Construction: 5 Million

Our mission is to foster safety, well-being, and resilience throughout Kauai utilizing a multifaceted approach to address the absence of disaster shelters, a workforce crisis, and fostering public-private partnerships and community-driven solutions that can be replicated and sustained across Kauai and the state.

Fundraising Goals

Step 1: Pre-Construction $5 Million
Step 2: Exterior Construction & Infrastructure $10 Million
Step 3: Interior Finish, Landscaping, Equipment & Utilities $7 Million
Step 4: Emergency Food Rations $250k
Step 5 : First Responder Training Tower & Vehicle Rescue, Challenge Course 1.75 Million

Total: 24 Million

1st Goal: Pre – Construction: 5 Million

BECOMING RESILIENT: A LIFE-OR-DEATH MATTER

The vulnerability of communities on Kauai, and throughout the state, necessitates decisive, resolute, and proactive measures. Kauai currently only has a few retrofitted buildings able to provide solid protection in tropical storms; this means there are no shelters that can provide safe haven from hurricanes, storm surge, or wildfires. Does this concern you? It should.

A CALL TO ACTION

Climate change is making itself known on our island; shores are eroding before our eyes, drought is effecting trees and grasses, and these dry conditions in conjunction with wind are creating the optimum opportunity for tragedies like Lahaina. Imagine a place engineered to withstand the strongest possible winds, wildfires, earthquakes, and can even serve as a fallout shelter in the very worst-case scenario. Buildings that will offer you the ultimate, above ground protection.

A CALL TO ACTION

Climate change is making itself known on our island; shores are eroding before our eyes, drought is effecting trees and grasses, and these dry conditions in conjunction with wind are creating the optimum opportunity for tragedies like Lahaina. Imagine a place engineered to withstand the strongest possible winds, wildfires, earthquakes, and can even serve as a fallout shelter in the very worst-case scenario. Buildings that will offer you the ultimate, above ground protection.

The Kauai Resilience Center

Is designed as a model to be replicated across the island, the state, and even vulnerable communities across the nation. The size, number, and use of the domes can be customized to the needs of each community; perhaps an urgent care, child care center, gymnasium, house of worship, etc.

Not only do Monolithic Domes stand as formidable structures against natural forces, but they also require minimal maintenance, deter termites, and can be built in record time, which means they are also ideal solutions to emergency housing following disasters. Studios and one bedrooms can be completed in a month and provide ultra safe homes for already traumatized and displaced families.

Dome One:
Public Health and Safety

Dome Two:
Vocational Training (STTEM Focus)

Dome Three:
Cultural Culinary Entrepreneurship, Food Processing & Preservation, Disaster Mass Feeding

Purpose: Facilitate public health and safety services for the north shore

  • Upper & Lower Levels: Dedicated to public health and safety departments and services.
  • Additional Needs on the North Shore: Fire Station, Urgent Care, Senior Care, etc.

Purpose: Facilitate vocational training in science, technology, trades, engineering, and math.

  • Lower Half: Workshop space, classrooms.
  • Upper Half: Potentially workforce childcare for north shore parents, or parents who work on the north shore
  • Additional Purpose: Collaborate with partners for non-college degree careers starting at $65,000 annually.

Purpose: Offer vocational training in culinary entrepreneurship, food processing, and preservation.

  • Industrial Kitchen: Support for local farmers, fishermen, and hunters, instruction in food safety, culinary competitions, and The Kauai North Shore Food Pantry
  • Upper Level: AHCP & KRC Administrative Space
  • Lower Half: Industrial KItchen, NYC’s Enoteca Maria Inspired Popup Restaurant, Educational Collaborations, Farmer Supportive
  • Additional Purpose: Support local food security and facilitate educational opportunities for visitors.

Dome One:
Public Health and Safety

Purpose: Facilitate public health and safety services for the north shore

  • Upper & Lower Levels: Dedicated to public health and safety departments and services.
  • Additional Needs on the North Shore: Fire Station, Urgent Care, Senior Care, etc.

Dome Two:
Vocational Training (STTEM Focus)

Purpose: Facilitate vocational training in science, technology, trades, engineering, and math.

  • Lower Half: Workshop space, classrooms.
  • Upper Half: Potentially workforce childcare for north shore parents, or parents who work on the north shore
  • Additional Purpose: Collaborate with partners for non-college degree careers starting at $65,000 annually.

    Dome Three:
    Cultural Culinary Entrepreneurship, Food Processing & Preservation, Disaster Mass Feeding

    Purpose: Offer vocational training in culinary entrepreneurship, food processing, and preservation.

    • Industrial Kitchen: Support for local farmers, fishermen, and hunters, instruction in food safety, culinary competitions, and The Kauai North Shore Food Pantry
    • Upper Level: AHCP & KRC Administrative Space
    • Lower Half: Industrial KItchen, NYC’s Enoteca Maria Inspired Popup Restaurant, Educational Collaborations, Farmer Supportive
    • Additional Purpose: Support local food security and facilitate educational opportunities for visitors.