Helping Victims of Maui Wildfires
How to Support the Victims of the Maui Wildfires
On August 8, a series of small brush fires started in Maui. The fires quickly spread due to dry weather and high winds from Hurricane Dora, which passed Hawaii a few hundred miles to the south. The result was the deadliest wildfire in modern U.S. history. The fire has destroyed hundreds of homes, businesses and schools, and thousands of acres of land. Officials estimate rebuilding costs will exceed $5 billion.
Many people have reached out to us asking how they can help. The most effective way is through cash donations. This is the fastest way to get assistance to those in need by giving on-the-ground charities flexibility to purchase the supplies they need for short-and long-term recovery.
How You Can Help
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency recommends donating to trusted, well-known charities to include:
- Maui United Way’s Fire Disaster Relief – mauiunitedway.org/disasterrelief
- Maui Strong Fund – www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/maui-strong
- The American Red Cross of Hawaii – www.redcross.org/local/hawaii.html
- Maui Food Bank – mauifoodbank.org/
Thank you for helping victims of this tragic disaster.