Former Owners of Many Hands Gallery Lose Everything After Lava Consumed Their Home in Hawaii
Two former Humboldt County business owners have lost everything after lava flowing from the volcano Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Phil and Lunel Haysmer, the former owners of Many Hands Gallery in Eureka, are now without a home after lava burned through their property.
The two sold their business about five years ago and retired to Hawaii. According to their friend, Astra Burke, who purchased Many Hands from them, the two were “longtime community members in Humboldt, entrepreneurs, artists and very involved in many groups and organizations in the local area.”
She has started a fundraiser for them here. It states,
Lunel was hospitalized immediately before the evacuations and left her home with literally the clothes she was wearing. A lifetime of valued possessions and art has been lost, but also the simple day to day items we take for granted. This fundraiser is to help them land a little easier after this tragedy; to help replace the basic necessities, like clothes, sundries, art supplies, housewares and more. Please keep up to date with their blog HaysmerHawaii on blogspot for the most current information.
If you would like to help, you can donate on their GoFundMe page here.