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Maui Fires: Disaster Relief Organizations to Support

Published August 15, 2023 | by Groundswell | 1 min read

Help is desperately needed in Hawaii in the wake of devastating, fast-moving wildfires that were burning out of control across the Big Island and Maui for the past week. As of Tuesday, the death toll had climbed to 99, making this the deadliest US wildfire in more than 100 years. Strong winds associated with Hurricane Dora fanned the flames, knocking out local communication and destroying thousands of homes and historic buildings. Maui hospitals are overwhelmed with patients suffering burns and smoke inhalation. Crews in west Maui are doing the devastating work of sifting through the ashes of incinerated homes and beloved landmarks – including the popular Maui tourist destination Lahaina town. While these search and rescue efforts are still ongoing, local officials warn that the death toll may continue to rise.

The best way to support is to provide funding to one of the many nonprofits that are working to provide assistance to those impacted – please consider donating today. 

Donate to the following organizations on Groundswell:

  • American Red Cross
  • Hawaii Community Foundation
  • Team Rubicon
  • Maui Food Bank Inc Maui United Way
  • Maui Humane Society
  • Salvation Army – Hawaii
  • Kailua Alert & Prepared
  • Oahu Search And Rescue

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