The wildfires in Maui have made international news and the devastation and destruction is truly heartbreaking. This catastrophic event has left many of us wondering what we can do to help.
What can you do to help?
Please visit the links below to learn more about how you can help those impacted by the fires. The biggest need at present is financial support – according to the Center for International Disaster Information, managing donated items can pose bandwidth challenges for volunteers. Monetary donations allow them to provide support where, when and how it’s needed most.
• Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund: Focusing on rapid response and working with local nonprofits to understand community needs.
• Maui Food Bank: The food bank has asked that phone and email requests remain limited, and directed those looking to help to continue checking its website for updates on the latest relief efforts.
• American Red Cross: The Red Cross offers three easy ways to help:
• Salvation Army Hawaii and Pacific Islands Division: 100% of all donations designated “disaster relief” will go to support disaster operations.
• Aloha United Way: 100% of proceeds will address the community’s most urgent needs.
• Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement: This organization has partnered with Native Hawaiian and community organizations and businesses to match up to $1M in donations for ‘ohana impacted by the devastating wildfires.
• World Central Kitchen: WCK teams are on the ground working with partners to get much-needed meals to evacuees and emergency workers.
• Maui Humane Society: Supporting shelters for displaced people and animals, and caring for injured animals.
• FirstService Relief Fund: 100% of funds donated go directly to assist your colleagues during times of personal financial hardship, which includes in the aftermath of natural disasters such as the Maui wildfires, and other significant weather events. The more money we collect in the Fund, the more colleagues we are able to help so we encourage you to donate whatever amount is comfortable for you. Even just $1 makes a difference.
Thank you for your concern for those affected.