On August 8, 2023, wildfires erupted across the island of Maui in the towns of Lahaina, Kula, and Kihei as Hurricane Dora passed south of the Hawaiian islands. A combination of high winds and dry conditions contributed to the worst loss of human life from a wildfire in United States history.
The death toll is now up to 114 people and will continue to grow as more than 800 people are still unaccounted for.
The catastrophic loss of life and property has been overwhelming for this close-knit community. Historical landmarks, homes, businesses, and history went up in flames. 80% of Lahaina no longer exists.
The fires destroyed over 2,500 buildings and caused nearly 6 billion in damages. Hundreds of families are currently displaced and struggling to meet their basic needs every day.
The outpouring of support for the community has been swift and generous. However, the people of Lahaina will need continued support as they attempt to restore their lives.
Our hearts go out to our ohana on Maui. Mahalo to all of the wonderful organizations helping on Maui. Mahalo for your support.
The Salvation Army provides food, emotional and spiritual care to survivors of the Maui wildfires. The Salvation Army uses 100% of all donations designated “disaster relief” to support disaster operations.
The American Red Cross is working with partners to provide meals, shelter, disaster health and mental health services.
Donate to the Maui Fire Relief Fund. 100% of proceeds will go to support the struggling ohana of Maui. The funds will be used to purchase critical supplies and other necessities that are in short supply on the island and help those families begin the rebuilding process.
WFH is working with our community partners, on the ground on Maui, to ensure funds go to where they are needed the most. Join us in helping the smaller grassroots organizations who know these communities and are already on the ground helping the women and girls most affected by this tragedy. 100% of your donation will go directly to women and girls on Maui.
The Maui Food Bank provides safe and nutritious food to anyone in Maui County who is at risk of going hungry. With every $1 donated, the Maui Food Bank can provide 4 meals to the hungry living in our island community.
Contribute to our service of 600 fresh meals per day, provide daily supplies, and help restore communities. Sign up here to: volunteer at Anuha Chapel Kitchen or at Buzzʻs Wharf basecamp
Maui Humane Society says its animals are safe but needs to free up space to take in more displaced pets. Drop off pet supplies to displaced families who still have their animals. Donate money to help the shelter meet an increase in demand for care. Report a lost or found pet
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