How You Can Give Right Now to Support Maui Communities
The Valley Isle is seeing some of the worst damage and destruction in recent memory as a result of the Maui fires.
From Lahaina to Upcountry, homes have been completely destroyed, and businesses are being burned to the ground. Numerous people are finding shelter with little more than the clothing on their backs after hundreds were forced to escape. More than ever, we must demonstrate our aloha by helping the afflicted towns and people in every way we can.
We’ve developed a list of community funds and NGOs you can donate to right now because non-essential travel to Maui is currently discouraged in order to prioritise resources for locals.
Anything can assist and make a difference for those affected by the fires in these desperate times, and as the situation worsens, we’ll keep adding more donation locations to this list.
On its Hawaii website, hawaii.salvationarmy.org, The Salvation Army is accepting donations from Maui in order to help those in need.
Mutual Aid Fund of Maui
The Maui Mutual Aid Fund, a community initiative, is administered by volunteers who want to help those who are in need, such as the elderly, people with physical impairments, renters, and those without insurance. You can donate by visiting bit.ly/mauimutualaide.
Dial (650) 279-1662 to get in touch with Maui Mutual Aid Fund if you’re a kama’ina in need.
United Way of Maui
A relief fund for the Maui fire victims has been established by the Maui United Way. Give here.
Strong Maui Fund
Resources were developed by the Hawaii Community Foundation to aid with disaster preparedness and response.