In January, as Maui was battered by storms that caused significant flooding, 24-year-old firefighter Tre Evans-Dumaran was swept into a storm drain and pulled 800 yards out to sea. His crew recovered and resuscitated him, but he later passed from his injuries at Maui Memorial Hospital.
Evans-Dumaran graduated from Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi, where he ran track. He had worked for the fire department for more than three years and was highly regarded by his coworkers and supervisors.
Now, his family and friends have a launched a foundation and website, liveliketre.org, where you can donate and get updates on upcoming community events in his honor.
For example: On May 14, his family will host “Live Like Tre Day” at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. Visit the site for more information, and please consider giving what you can in memory of a local boy hero who was taken far too young.