Help Those Affected by Maui Wildfires

By djsheryl on August 10, 2023
An aerial image taken on August 10, 2023 shows destroyed homes and buildings burned to the ground in Lahaina in the aftermath of wildfires in western Maui, Hawaii. At least 36 people have died after a fast-moving wildfire turned Lahaina to ashes, officials said August 9, 2023 as visitors asked to leave the island of Maui found themselves stranded at the airport. The fires began burning early August 8, scorching thousands of acres and putting homes, businesses and 35,000 lives at risk on Maui, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said in a statement. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

If you’ve ever been to Maui for vacation, you’ve probably spent time in Old Lahaina Town. The once-upon-a-time whaling village was filled with shops and restaurants…and lots of great memories for millions of tourists over the years.

Sadly, Old Lahaina Town is no more, having been burned down by horrific wildfires on the island of Maui. Many people have lost everything in these fires, including people and pets that they loved. If you’re looking for ways to help those who have been tragically affected by these fires, here are some organizations that are helping people in Maui right now:

The American Red Cross is also “providing shelter and comfort to those affected by the massive fires.”
The Salvation Army is providing food and support for those affected.
The Maui Food Bank is accepting donations, as each dollar received can buy four meals for those in need.
The Maui Mutual Aid Fund is accepting donations to help families, elderly residents, people with disabilities and those with limited or no insurance.
Aloha United Way’s Maui Relief Fund will help victims of the fire.
The Hawaiian Humane Society and the Maui Humane Society are asking for the public’s help securing supplies and funding for the thousands of animals displaced
In addition…Hawaii Gov. Josh Green’s office suggested donors give to the Hawaii Community Foundation and its Maui Strong Fund.

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