Standing Together: Ways to Assist Lahaina's Wildfire Victims

September 1, 2023


In the wake of the devastating wildfires that swept through Lahaina on Maui, the community is coming together to offer support and assistance to those affected. If you're looking to make a positive impact and lend a helping hand, there are various ways you can contribute to the recovery efforts. Your support can play a crucial role in restoring hope, rebuilding lives, and fostering a sense of unity in the face of this tragedy. As Lahaina's residents band together to overcome the challenges, your generosity can contribute to a brighter and more resilient future for this cherished Hawaiian town.


Hawaii's response to the recent wildfire disaster on Maui has been swift and determined, with numerous organizations rallying to support the thousands of individuals displaced by the devastation.

As of September 1, 2023, the tragic death toll has reached 115 people, and 388 people remain missing, underscoring the urgent need for assistance.

If you're looking to contribute to the recovery efforts, there are various ways you can make a meaningful impact. Consider making cash donations to organizations that are actively engaged in providing aid and support to those affected:

Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund: This initiative focuses on rapid response and collaborates with local nonprofits to address community needs directly.

Maui Food Bank: Supporting Maui County by collecting and distributing food to alleviate hunger.

Maui United Way: Offering direct relief to families and nonprofits in the aftermath of the disaster.

The Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division: Providing essential food and resources to evacuees.

Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation: Partnering with the state Department of Education to aid West Maui school communities through Oct. 1.

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement: Matching every donation to benefit Maui fire victims, underscoring their commitment to support.

‘Āina Momona: Establishing an emergency fund for Maui County's first responders, including Firefighters, Lifeguards, and Emergency Medical Technicians.

Maui Humane Society: Offering assistance for displaced individuals and animals, as well as caring for injured animals.

World Central Kitchen: Partnering with local organizations to provide meals to those in need.

Hawaii Lions Foundation: Offering a donation match of up to $25,000 for Maui disaster relief efforts.

Hawaiʻi People’s Fund: Providing immediate relief to individuals directly impacted by the wildfires on Maui Island.

These organizations are working tirelessly to make a difference, and your contribution can play a crucial role in helping Maui's fire victims recover and rebuild.

Your support will not only provide much-needed resources but also bring hope to those facing the challenges of this devastating event.

Maui Strong

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