Catastrophic wildfires began in Maui on Tuesday, August 8, resulting in the displacement of thousands of individuals and families and the destruction of much of the island. For donors and funders who would like to provide support and help victims of this disaster, The Dallas Foundation has compiled a list of organizations mobilizing relief efforts.
- Hawaii Community Foundation – The Maui Strong Fund was created to provide community resilience with resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The Maui Strong Fund is providing resources that can be deployed quickly, with a focus on rapid response and recovery for the devastating wildfires that are still taking place on Maui. HCF is working in close collaboration with state and county leaders, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and philanthropists to get a clear understanding of the quickly evolving priorities in our community. HCF will prioritize nonprofit organizations that are supporting community-based rapid response and recovery efforts. Funding will support evolving needs, including shelter, food, financial assistance, and other services as identified by our partners doing critical work on Maui. For questions or additional information, please contact Donor Services at email@example.com. Donations can be made here.
- Maui United Way – Maui United Way is accepting donations for Maui Fire Disaster Relief. All donations will provide direct relief to families and nonprofits directly affected by the Maui fire disaster. They are currently offering grants of up to $10K aimed at bolstering the vital efforts of nonprofits. Donations are being accepted here. The Hawaii United Way is also accepting donations which will go directly to Maui United Way.
- American Red Cross – The Red Cross is standing up shelters for those who lost/evacuated from their home. Working with local officials and partners, teams are providing evacuees with a safe place to stay, food to eat, and emotional support during this challenging time and preparing to expand relief efforts as needed. More information on their “boots on the ground” work is available here: Red Cross Response. You can visit their website here to donate to their Disaster Relief work.
- Salvation Army – Like the Red Cross, the Salvation Army is quickly responding with food, shelter, emotional and spiritual care, and other critical services. Donations can be made here.
Please consider either donating to these organizations or passing along this list of resources to communities and residents in need.