Help is desperately needed in Hawaii as devastating, fast-moving wildfires have burned across the Big Island and Maui. Strong winds associated with Hurricane Dora have fanned the flames, knocking out local communication and destroying homes and historic buildings, including the beloved Lahaina waterfront and adjacent residential communities. We can show our aloha by supporting those whose homes and livelihoods have been most affected. The nonprofit organizations below are working directly with residents, families, and businesses impacted by the tragedy.
Hawaii Community Foundation
The Maui Strong Fund was created to provide community resilience with resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The fund is currently being used to support communities affected by the wildfires on Maui.
Maui Relief Fund
A Honolulu-based nonprofit organization, Aloha United Way, has created the Maui Relief Fund. All donations will go directly toward efforts supporting victims of the fires.
Salvation Army’s Hawaiian and Pacific Island Division
The Salvation Army‘s Hawaiian and Pacific Island Division is accepting donations to provide meals for thousands displaced in Maui emergency shelters.
Maui Food Bank
The Maui Food Bank is currently providing meals to displaced residents. For every one dollar donated, the Maui Food bank can provide four meals to the hungry.
Maui Mutual Aid Fund
A local effort, the Maui Mutual Aid Fund is run by volunteers and is accepting donations that will directly support Maui families, elderly families, people with disabilities, and those with limited or no insurance.
OCCF will continue to work with our partners to identify reputable organizations that are providing support. We will update this page with any new information.
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