How to help those affected by the Maui wildfires

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The Hawaiian people who have lost their homes and livelihoods due to the tragic wildfires in Maui, need your help.

If you want to donate to help those affected by the fires, here are some ways to do so:

Maui Strong Fund: Online

The Hawaiʻi Community Foundation started a Maui Strong Fund to support residents affected by the wildfires, which firefighting crews continue to battle in Lahaina, Pulehu/Kīhei and Upcountry areas. Individuals can donate at can be made at

Maui United Way: Online

Maui United Way is accepting donations to its Maui Fire and Disaster Relief fund at

Kākoʻo Maui: Online

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement has partnered with Alakaʻina Foundation Family of Companies and Kākoʻo Haleakalā to support those affected by the wildfires. Online donations are open at

The fund has already surpassed $100,000; now they are aiming for $500,000 by the end of the donation campaign ($250,000 from the community and $250,000 in matching fund).

Americares U.S. Disaster Response Fund: Online

An emergency response team is expected to arrive in Hawaiʻi on Friday. They plan to assess the needs of local health care facilities, coordinate emergency shipments of medicine and relief supplies and work with local and national organizations responding to the crisis.

Online donations can be made through the Americares U.S. Disaster Response Fund.

The American Red Cross

Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

Visit The American Red Cross site or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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