Join us as we TalkStory with the founders of the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation, Laura and Frank Sayre. The foundation was started in memory of their son, Daniel. This non-profit organization is dedicated to providing essential equipment and training to the Hawaii Island Fire Department who serves the Hawaii community, and more than 1.5 million visitors per year from around the world. Over one million dollars in donations and pledged equipment have been raised since its inception in 1997. 100% of donations go to funding rescue equipment and training vital to saving lives
WHO: Everyone’s invited (open to the public)
WHAT: TalkStory with the founders of the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation, Laura and Frank Sayre
WHEN: Wednesday, November 28th
WHERE: on the Makai Lanai of Kona Coffee & Tea’s Kailua-Kona café at 74-5588 Palani Road
Please send in your questions ahead of time to Cherie@KonaCoffeeandTea.com
Hope to see you there!
On Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 we will give 20% of our sales to The Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation in celebration of #GivingTuesday. The foundation provides essential equipment and training to the Hawaii Island Fire Department who serves the Hawaii community. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Shop online or in our Kailua-Kona café to give.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
"IN THE MEMORY OF ONE LOST LIFE, OTHERS HAVE BEEN SAVED."
In late August 1997, Daniel Sayre set off for the 500-foot Kapaloa Falls in the back of Pololu Valley on the rugged north shore of the Big Island.
The 25-year-old wanted photos of his “cathedral” to take with him back to college on the mainland. But that all changed in an instant when he fell off the trail, plummeting hundreds of feet onto a rocky ledge near the falls.
He was lying there motionless when a rescue team from the Hawaii County Fire Department joined his parents in the search. After 10 hours of trying to reach him through the dense forest and steep cliff walls via helicopter, the mission was called off. But Frank Sayre and Laura Mallery-Sayre refused to leave a nearby lookout without knowing if their son was dead or possibly just unconscious.
The rescue crew members volunteered to continue working. They lacked ropes long enough to rappel, so their only option was a risky helicopter maneuver like one that had killed a search team two years earlier on Oahu…READ MORE