Music and compassion unite at Singing for Maui event

Published 11:50 am Monday, September 18, 2023

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Fundraiser raises over $2,000 for Hawaii wildfire victims


SALUDA—The Singing for Maui event on Friday, September, 15, was a smash hit, raising $2,331 for the victims of the wildfires in Hawaii.

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Hosted by Saluda Moon Glass Studio, the fundraiser saw the Hendersonville Ukulele Group and the Greener Pastures Band hold a sing-along, performing songs such as Three Little Birds by Bob Marley, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond and I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash. Revelers even got up to dance and sing to the Beatles song Twist and Shout.

“We sure had a great time at the Singing for Maui event,” said organizer Nancy Higgins. “The Saluda Community came out in full force to show support at this sing-along fundraiser. They brought so much joy and love.” 

Over one hundred community members attended to show their support. All donations will be sent to the Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund, which “provides financial resources to support the immediate and long-term recovery needs for the people and places affected by the devastating Maui wildfires.”

The event closed with attendees standing and singing Amazing Grace while holding hands, in remembrance of those who lost their lives due to the wildfires.

Organizers are hoping to receive a matching donation to double the amount collected, and 

donations can still be made to the Hawaii Community Foundation, Maui Strong, at 

The event coordinators would like to thank Susan Cannon for donating her space, the Hendersonville Ukulele Group, the Greener Pastures Band and the Saluda community for their generosity and support.