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Ways to Support Maui Fire Victims

Historic Lahaina

6 Ways to Support Maui Fire Victims

Images of the historic town of Lahaina, Maui following the wildfires is heartbreaking.  So many families have lost their homes, and the damage to the local community is catastrophic. It’s a stark reminder of just how vulnerable we all are, and how unforeseen circumstances can quickly turn our lives upside down.

As compassionate human beings, we have an opportunity to now come together and do what we can to support the fire victims in Maui.

The easiest way to help victims of the Maui fires is by donating to one of the many charitable organizations who are responding to this disaster.  

If you’re considering making a donation, you may do so to local organizations including the Maui Community Foundation – Maui Strong Fund and the Maui Humane Society, both of which are helping with immediate needs of fire victims.  National organizations, like the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army have expertise in helping to respond to disasters of this magnitude.  These organizations are at the forefront of providing relief services to affected individuals and families.

Local Maui Organizations

Below are three local organizations that need your support along with links to their websites describing how they are responding to Maui fire victims.

Hawaii Community Foundation – The Maui Strong Fund: https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/strengthening/maui-strong-fund

Maui Humane Society:  https://www.mauihumanesociety.org/

Maui Food Bank:  https://mauifoodbank.org/

Maui United Way:  https://mauiunitedway.org/

National Organizations

These National organizations have already activited disaster response teams in response to the Maui fire:

American Red Cross:  Visit https://www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), or text the word HAWAII to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Salvation Army:  https://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/news/2023/08/11/the-salvation-army-activates-response-to-devastating-hawaii-fires

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There are many opportunities to get involved in the recovery efforts. Consider volunteering to help distribute supplies or to help  shelter animals who have been displaced by the fires. If you are local and able to donate your time, we encourage you to reach out to the Hawaii Community Foundation, Maui Humane Society, or Maui United Way.

No contribution is too small – every little bit helps, and together, we can make an impact in the lives of those affected by the Maui wildfires.