An alumni of Mt. Olive Christian School, Crystal Permenter Mitchell, along with her family suffered a devastating loss in the wildfires that began last week on Tuesday, August 8, in Hawaii.
Mitchell’s hometown of Lahaina was hit the hardest. Around 2,200 structures have been destroyed with almost 90 percent of those structures being residential.
The Mitchell family was able to make it out of the area, but suffered the loss of their house, family pets and all of their possessions.
According to a recent post made by Mt. Olive Christian School, they are traveling back to Louisiana this week. In an effort to relieve some of the burden, the school is raising money to assist with immediate necessities.
Donations can be dropped off at the school, Tammy Jump’s office at the Arcadia Courthouse and to Jenny Stassen or Terry Sander in Homer. Donations can also be sent to the school’s Venmo account:
The money will be given directly to the Mitchell family. Mt. Olive Christian School will be providing updates on any other needs they may have upon their return to Louisiana.