Supporting West Maui’s Fire-Affected Residents

The magnitude of the West Maui wildfire is heartbreaking and immense. Even in the face of this tragedy, we have seen an incredible spirit of courage and resilience as friends, neighbors, and even strangers come together to help one another rebuild their lives in West Maui. We urge you to join us today as we strive and support our fellow friends and family members who have been impacted by this recent fire.

How to Help

We can all contribute to the recovery efforts by making monetary donations to reputable organizations actively involved in assisting the fire-affected residents. Here are some ways you can lend your support:

Hawaii Community Foundation – Maui Strong Fund

The Maui Strong Fund, established by the Hawaii Community Foundation, provides immediate relief and long-term recovery support to those affected by the wildfires. Donations to this fund directly aid in rebuilding lives and restoring the community.

Maui United Way – Disaster Relief Fund

Maui United Way is working tirelessly to provide disaster relief to the fire-affected residents of West Maui. By donating to their disaster relief fund, you can help provide essential resources such as food, shelter, and support services to those in need.

Maui Food Bank

The Maui Food Bank plays a vital role in addressing food insecurity during this challenging time. Your donation can support their efforts in providing emergency food assistance to fire-affected residents, ensuring that no one goes hungry.

Maui Humane Society

The Maui Humane Society plays a crucial role in rescuing and caring for animals affected by wildfires. By donating to their cause, you can support their efforts in providing shelter, veterinary care, and rehoming services for displaced animals.

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen is at the forefront of humanitarian relief efforts, responding swiftly to various crises that impact communities worldwide. World Central Kitchen’s Emergency Response Team mobilizes with a sense of urgency, cooking and delivering meals to those in need. WCK ensures that comforting meals reach survivors quickly and effectively. By contributing today, you help ensure that WCK can continue providing meals to those affected by the wildfires in Hawaii. Your donation will be utilized to source ingredients, coordinate logistics, and deploy chef-prepared meals to communities in need, bringing sustenance and relief during this challenging time.

Red Cross

Red Cross in collaboration with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA), is taking swift action to aid displaced residents affected by the devastating Hawaii wildfires. Rather than congregate shelters, they are working towards temporarily relocating residents to hotels, providing them with a more comfortable environment while long-term plans are developed.

Ways to help:

  • Visit Head to the Red Cross website and follow the prompts to make a secure online donation.
  • Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767): Dial the toll-free number to speak with a representative who will guide you through the process of contributing.
  • Text REDCROSS to 90999: Send a text message with the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to easily make a $10 donation.

Salvation Army

Salvation Army is working tirelessly to provide essential support to those affected. Their efforts include offering food, emotional assistance, and spiritual care to survivors who have been displaced from their homes. By donating to The Salvation Army’s disaster relief fund, you can make a meaningful impact on the lives of those impacted by the wildfires.

If you would like to contribute to The Salvation Army’s wildfire relief efforts, here are two ways to donate:

  • Visit the Donation Page: Access Salvation Army’s donation page to make a secure online donation.
  • Contact The Salvation Army directly at their Hawaii branch to inquire about alternative donation methods or to speak with a representative who can guide you through the process.

Joining Hands for West Maui

Every contribution brings us closer together and helps ensure that these families have access to vital resources as they work towards rebuilding their lives. By contributing to these organizations, we can help alleviate the suffering of the fire-impacted residents and aid in their recovery. Every donation, no matter how small, will make a meaningful impact.

Let us show them they are not alone;  let’s take their hands and be united because we can achieve so much more when we all stand together. Remember, the road to recovery may be long, but with our support, the residents of West Maui can emerge stronger than ever. Together, we can help rebuild lives and restore hope!