If you’ve ever taken a trip to Maui, stood in the shade of its ancient banyan tree, walked down Lahaina’s balmy Front Street, and enjoyed its incredible cuisine and gracious hospitality, it is time to give back.
Devastating fires have gripped the island, causing untold damage, marking one of the worst natural disasters in Hawaii’s history. And now, locals need our help, including the local chefs and hospitality travelers have all come to know and love.
The Maui Food Bank is currently providing meals to displaced Maui residents. It is collecting donations of non-perishables, food, and hygiene products as well. It also has an emergency volunteer sign-up form.
Maui Humane Society is providing pet supplies and emergency kits to shelters. Its website lists links to forms to report both lost and found pets and a Facebook group offering mutual help. The Hawaiian Humane Society’s Facebook page is also helping with the effort to address displaced pets.
Our hearts go out to the many families and businesses who have impacted by the Maui wildfires. On this page, we aim to provide information, resources, and support to help those in need during these challenging times. Together, let's stand strong and extend a helping hand to our fellow community members on the path to recovery, rebuilding and resilience.
The Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund is being used to support communities affected by the wildfires. The Office of the Governor of Hawai’i recommends donations to this fund. Kawakami says, “They’re in full swing right now and readily able to funnel money onto the island.”
World Central Kitchen representatives are currently distributing food to first responders on the ground. They are now visiting rural areas of Maui and the Big Island, identifying needs for meals. They have partnered with local chefs to prepare these meals.
If you plan to donate to support recovery and relief efforts, here are some tips to make sure your money goes where it’s needed.
If you have visited Maui in the past, or plan to travel there in the future, know that you too have a responsibility.
Thousands have been displaced in Maui after much of Lahaina town was leveled. Here's how you can help.
Volunteers and aid groups have mobilized to help those who have been affected by the disaster. Here is some guidance on how to donate.
Where to donate and volunteer as wildfires push Lahaina locals to shelters.
For people off-island looking to help, there are several ways to donate to local community organizations that are helping survivors cope.
As the Maui wildfires continue to impact the community, there are several ways you can contribute to the relief efforts. Here’s how you can make a difference:
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These charities are giving direct aid to locals. Here's how to donate.
These organizations are making extraordinary efforts to put your donations to good use. Here, you can feel confident that your dollars will make a difference.
The GoFundMe community is coming together to help people who are raising money to support community relief efforts. Donate to verified Maui wildfires relief fundraisers today to help people rebuild and recover. Our Trust & Safety team will continue to update this page with more fundraisers as they are verified.