When catastrophic wildfires forced Maui residents from their longtime homes and into an unknown future in early August, Maui United Way’s small yet mighty local staff immediately transitioned to around-the-clock disaster response, leveraging our 75 years of community service on Maui. We are working to meet the needs via fast-tracked grant approvals to existing grassroots organizations that are local and focused on basic needs. All of our work is guided by a deep desire to increase equity and decrease long-standing disparities for communities, including the AAPI populations, especially Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations. And 100% of the donations to Maui United Way stay in Hawaii.
Here are some results so far:
Emergency Financial Assistance for Adults in the Impacted Fire Zones: Maui United Way launched a one-time $1,000 financial assistance payment program for adult fire survivors living in the impacted fire zones in Lahaina and Kula, limited to $5,000 per household, as long as funds allow. Giving families the ability to choose what they purchase is empowering – they know what they need.
Maui United Way has approved grants to nonprofit partners offering direct relief to impacted families including:
- Locally grown food provided by Maui’s farmers
- Transportation for those who have had their vehicles destroyed
- Mortgage and insurance assistance
- Help replacing identification lost in the fires
- Crisis counseling
- Childcare services and health care, including from Native Hawaiian practitioners
As the community moves beyond initial emergency response, MUW will engage with the community to ensure our work takes a survivor-centered approach that creates a stronger, more resilient Maui.
To make a donation to the Maui United Way's Maui Fire and Disaster Relief, click here.
If you are with a nonprofit organization seeking funding, please complete our short application. If you have any questions on the application or our grants process, please email our HCF team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of August 21, 2023, $56,616,592 has been donated to the Maui Strong Fund.
As of August 16, 2023, in little over a week after the devastating Maui wildfires, the Maui Strong Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation has received $35M from over 125,000 donors in 40 countries to support Maui communities affected by the devastating wildfires. Their team has been working with partners on the ground to understand the evolving needs and deploy these funds quickly and for high impact.
Partners in this round of funding are providing a wide range of important services including:
- coordination and shipping of fresh food and goods from Moloka‘i farmers, hunters and fishers
- temporary shelter support
- rental deposits and assistance for transitional housing- support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities- refrigerated trucks for food storage
- mobile clinics and traveling medical care
- gift cards to meet youth needs
- transportation coordination
- grief support, crisis intervention, mental health and well-being counseling
- gas and grocery gift cards
- standalone power stations
- internet access and mobile device charging
- emergency mobile pharmaceutical support
- vision clinics for those who need contacts or glasses replaced
- immigrant-focused services, including free green card replacement
- emergency shelter and feed for dogs, cats, and livestock that need temporary housing while displaced residents take care of other needs, and more.
Your generosity will not only help them rebuild but also show the strength of our unity and aloha spirit. 100% of proceeds will go to Maui organizations to support relief efforts. Every dollar donated will be matched up to that amount.
In addition to accepting monetary donations on-line, CNHA is also accepting other donations from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at our headquarters at:
91-1270 Kinoʻiki St.
Kapolei, HI 96707.
Your generosity will not only help them rebuild but also show the strength of our unity and aloha spirit. 100% of the proceeds will go to Maui relief efforts. Checks may be written out to "Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement" with a memo "Kākoʻo Maui."
Please send checks to:
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
91-1270 Kinoʻiki St. Ste. 1
Kapolei, HI 96707
Please e-mail email@example.com for more information.
By continuing to support our Maui ʻohana, Lāhui Foundation will be collecting monetary donations. Your donations will go directly towards fire recovery efforts for residents of Maui who have been effected by the destructive fire in Lāhaina.
HELPING FAMILIES GET BACK ON THEIR FEET
In response to this devastating event, bootsonthegroundmaui.com was launched and formed as a non-profit organization to help rebuild our community.
Our mission is not just about reconstructing structures; it’s about restoring hope, dignity, and a sense of normalcy for all affected by the fires.
Boots On The Ground Maui is a grass roots organization focused on funding solutions by way of grants and donations to the housing crisis which has been immediately magnified by the Lahaina Fires of August 8, 2023. BOGM gives immediate free aid to those that lost homes, belongings and loved ones. No red tape, no paperwork and no delays on support. Spearheaded by Kim & Kai McLaughlin, long time residents of Maui and their business partners Derek & Ashley Hyman – Ohana; they are committed to doing everything possible to restore this special community. With the recent tragedy of the Lahaina fires which completely destroyed historic Lahaina Town and surrounding neighborhoods, we have quickly assembled a non profit organization to better serve both the community and the donors that are contributing to aid in rebuilding.
Co-Founders Kim and Kai McLaughlin, a local Realtor specializing in sales and rentals and Kai a 10-year veteran Fire Fighter II on Rescue Company A Watch, along with Ashley and Derek Hyman, vice president of Customer Success and Derek the Founder of Scalable Growth immediately mobilized within 24 hours of the deadly fires. Generous funds and donations from within their network made it possible to meet with families and individuals as soon as the next day to help them acquire items and needed supplies to help them stabilize while coping with shock and trauma of the tragedy. Real Estate clients began opening up their homes instantly and they began placing families in free housing. Kim and Kai along with other members of their operation ran convoys of large supply amounts to West Maui daily, aiding in bringing much needed food, fuel, clothing, children’s items, water, toiletries and much more. Despite reports of looting, robbing and unsafe conditions in various areas-the team felt the need outweighed any risk involved and moved forward with their convoys of supply chains.
Introducing the "Ohana Restoration Grant" the first of its kind with the initial monies focused on supporting the Maui Fire Department (MFD) Families. Please join us in supporting the local Fire Fighters! Over the past few weeks, these brave firefighters have not only been dealing with the personal devastation of losing their homes, but they've also continued to serve our community in the recovery efforts. They've been balancing the emotional turmoil of personal loss while selflessly prioritizing the safety and well-being of others.
These funds will provide much-needed support as they navigate through this challenging time. Whether it’s used for temporary housing, rebuilding efforts, or simply to cover daily living expenses during this difficult period, these grants offer a helping hand to our brave firefighters and their families.
Our deadline for raising these funds is the 9/11 ceremony at the Kahului Fire Station. It’s a poignant time to remember the sacrifices made by firefighters everywhere and to give back to those in our local community who’ve given so much.
Please consider becoming a part of the BOGM Ohana by contributing either financial support, skilled volunteer work or both. Our members are boots on the ground daily and working tirelessly to fight for community stability on many levels which is so desperately needed. This is your chance to be a part of something truly impactful! Whether you’re a long-time resident, a newcomer to the island, or just someone who loves Maui from afar, there are plenty of ways to join us:
If you or your organization are working to assist those affected by the Maui fires and need our help, Hawaiian Airlines has created a request form so we can best evaluate our ability to help your needs. A member of our Malama Maui Desk will contact you within 48 hours.
Hawaiian Airlines is closely partnering with non-profit organizations to provide direct assistance to our Maui community, including flight and cargo transportation, donations, food drives, and more. Read about their Team Kokua and how you can malama (care for) Maui, click here.
Help many with one donation – Donate here to GoFundMe.org's Wildfire 2023 Relief Fund
So far, more than 500 grants have been delivered to people personally impacted by the fires on Maui. The need for relief continues to grow. Your one donation to the Wildfire Relief Fund is directly distributed to many affected.
Please help our communities recover from the devistation caused by the August 2023 Wildfires.
Click here to be taken to donate directly to the Hawaii VOAD. Cash is best.
Cash offers Hawaii VOAD the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources. Organizations typically prefer cash donations because they allow our members to:
Help Support The Henry Kapono Foundation With Your Kind Donation. EVERY donation, large or small, makes a difference. If you can support our efforts, we appreciate any help on behalf of those devastated by the wildfires.
In this time of crisis, the Henry Kapono Foundation remains steadfast in its dedication to our fellow musical brothers and sisters as we offer "We Are Friends Maui," an emergency basic essential relief initiative, offering $500 Foodland gift cards to professional entertainment families who the Maui fires have directly impacted.
The HKF will be awarding $500 grocery cards until funds dedicated to the WAFM program are depleted.
Supporting Kupu’s response:
Kupu, a youth-focused conservation and sustainability nonprofit, mobilized to support those affected by the recent Maui wildfire disaster, working with partners to provide 100 paid positions to Maui residents. One example, as one of the first steps of this response, Kupu, in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Culinary Arts Program, will mobilize up to 30 UHMC culinary program students in paid positions that will prepare meals for community members impacted by the disaster.
Kupu is able to match new donations nearly one-to-one, doubling the impact of those who give to our relief effort. For every $30,000 raised, nearly $60,000 will be provided to cover the cost of an 11 month paid position. These paid opportunities, which will place participants in conservation or recovery efforts, will create a powerful ripple effect to strengthen the community. Kupu’s proposal doesn’t just address the current crisis; it paves the way for sustained community well-being and environmental restoration. By collaborating with us, you’re contributing to a transformative approach that resonates far beyond the present moment.
Kupu is working with the Maui–serving nonprofit sector to match and place paid service opportunities. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider a contribution to support this needed initiative by making a gift online and type “For Maui Recovery” in the “Leave a comment” section:
Founded in Hawaiʻi in 2007, Kupu has operated programs in Maui for over a decade-and-a-half. Along with supporting a network of Maui-based sustainability-focused organizations, Kupu has trained or employed hundreds of youth and young adults in Maui, preparing them for careers in conservation or other green professions. Across the Hawaiian Islands, Kupu’s 5,600-plus participants have removed over 151,000 acres of invasive species, planted more than 1.5 million plants, and managed projects that help communities adapt and address the climate changes happening around them.
This unprecedented fire emergency has brought tragedy to our doorstep. Many homes, businesses and historic places have been damaged and destroyed. We need to come together now to make sure our town recovers from this. Your help is needed now, please click here to give your best gift to make sure Lahaina will recover from this destruction.
Your gift will be used to help with the recovery efforts for Lahaina. Please make sure this tragedy is not the end of our story. Give today to show the world that Lahaina is stronger when we work together!
Lahaina Restoration Foundation is a 501(c)3 Hawai‘i nonprofit organization chartered in 1962. Its mission is to be stewards and storytellers of Lahaina’s Historic & Cultural Heritage. We envision a community that engages with us in preserving and protecting Lahaina’s Hawaiian and Historic Sense of Place.
Maui Economic Opportunity has started the MEO-Maui Fires Fund to help place those who lost their homes in Maui fires into safe and secure housing as soon as possible. Donations will be used to pay for rents. MEO and others have put out a call for available units in the community and have been assembling lists. MEO is currently designing a housing program and should have it up and running soon with the scope based on donations received.
In an effort to get assistance out quicker, MEO is now accepting direct donations to be used for rental placements and other essential needs for those impacted by the fires. We have been in contact with landlords and Realtors about open units and are compiling a list.
Checks may be made out to:
Maui Economic Opportunity
In the notes section please include:
MEO-Maui Fires Relief Fund
Visit our Paypal Donation page and in the “write a note” section please include: MEO-Maui Fires Relief Fund
About Maui Economic Opportunity
Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc., is a 58-year-old nonprofit agency that’s part of the national Community Action Partnership network, whose goal is to help low income individuals and families and disenfranchised people help themselves and transform their lives.
The UH Foundation is working closely with the University of Hawaiʻi to provide financial assistance for our UH ‘ohana – on any campus – who have been impacted by the deadly wildfires on Maui. While our focus today is on immediate relief, we know that Maui’s recovery will take years. We are committed to supporting our UH ʻohana on Maui for as long as it takes. Please join us. Every dollar you contribute will directly benefit our students and faculty. 100% of your gift will directly support students, faculty, staff, and the Maui community. Below are the four funds we are using to support our students, faculty, staff, and to help feed Maui
Help Students through the Urgent Student Relief Fund: Through the Urgent Student Relief Fund, you can provide direct emergency relief, helping them to overcome obstacles in times of need. Students across the nation live in a constant state of insecurity about their basic needs, and Hawai‘i’s students are not exempt. Their access to transportation, childcare, food, housing, and mental health services—critical needs for academic success and completing their degree - is often tenuous and uncertain, vulnerable to a crisis of any size. Our friends, relatives, and neighbors on UH’s ten campuses are striving for better lives: for themselves, for their families, and for their communities.
Help Feed Maui: UHMC is preparing thousands of meals a day for Maui residents displaced by the August fires and now living in shelters. We anticipate doing this for at least one semester. Please help us feed Maui’s community during this historic tragedy.
Help with Immediate Cash Relief through Maui Relief Fund: Established with a $1 million donation from Stupski Foundation, gifts to this fund will provide direct immediate cash payments to University of Hawaiʻi students impacted by the Maui wildfires. The goal of the fund is to get money as soon as possible to students whose lives have been upended by the deadly fires, which destroyed thousands of homes and most of the town of Lahaina. Students impacted by the fires enrolled at UH Maui College or any of the other nine campuses in the UH System are eligible for the fund.
Gifts can also made by check, payable to the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation. The UH Foundation's mailing address is:
University of Hawaii Foundation
PO Box 11270
Honolulu, HI 96828-0270
Please indicate in the memo portion of your check the fund you’d like to support (Help Students, Help Faculty/Staff, Help Feed Maui, Immediate Cash Relief Fund). UH Foundation's EIN: 99-0085260
We are supplying West Maui w/ essential relief funding and aid from both local and global networks looking to uplift and support recent catastrophe. We plan to carefully activate what's left of our shared Lahaina sanctuary to build a resource base for all who call Maui home to return in due time. All efforts fund and support initiatives of recent disaster relief to provide essentials to those on island direct effect.
Join us in this ongoing collective effort to fulfill a great need to provide free meals to displaced families & those affected by the Lahaina Fires. From farm to table, we strive to nourish these families in the West Maui area by preparing 650+ meals packed with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. We have partnered with Hungry Heroes Hawaii on this mission to maintain a valuable resource to the community.This effort is made possible by our warm-hearted volunteers! Volunteer roles include farm work, kitchen & meal prep, delivering of meals, & offering monetary donations. Please lend a helping hand & help us spread the word so we can continue to feed our community! Together we can share our Aloha & make a positive impact.
For those who’d like to help, the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association is collecting donations as well as sharing donation pages of teachers, current and retired, affected by the Maui wildfires. Mahalo for your generosity during these difficult times.
Initial counts indicate at least 57 Maui educators have either lost their homes entirely in the fires or their homes suffered damage to the extent that they have to temporarily relocate. Another 44 teachers reported property damage from the fires. Since the flames destroyed King Kamehameha III Elementary School, all of the teachers there have lost their classrooms.
Those who wish to contribute money towards the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association’s Maui fire relief effort may send checks in any amount to HSTA. Money donated will be provided directly to our educator members impacted by the wildfires. HSTA is not a 501(c)(3) and any donation is NOT tax deductible.
If you prefer to donate by check:
Please make your check out to HSTA and send it to HSTA Attn: Maui Fire Relief, 1200 Ala Kapuna St., Honolulu, HI 96819.
If you prefer to donate electronically: NEA Member Benefits has set up a GoFundMe page for HSTA Maui Fire Relief. NEA Member Benefits will cover any fees imposed by GoFundMe, which means all donations will go to impacted members.
For those wishing to donate directly to affected educators, please consider the list below. All are verified as active HSTA or HSTA-Retired members.
Hawaiʻi People’s Fund is mobilizing to help provide immediate relief to those directly impacted by the wildfires on Maui Island.
Hawaiʻi People’s Fund is committed to supporting grassroots organizations implementing direct actions to reduce the harm of current systemic failures and organizing to build power for indigenous and marginalized communities. We welcome strategic proposals that aim to support our beloved community and build towards a more just and equitable future ($5,000 maximum request).
While organizations may apply for Urgent Action Grants to support change-oriented direct actions happening in communities across the pae ʻāīna, the Hawaiʻi People’s Fund is prioritizing assistance to huis mobilizing to provide immediate relief to those directly impacted by the wildfires on Maui Island.
Grant amounts: The maximum grant request is $5,000.
We understand that low-income families, houseless communities, people with disabilities, indigenous, immigrant, and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by crisis (in addition to ongoing systemic oppression). Community organizing is essential at this moment to protect ‘āina kulaiwi, heal lives and spirits, and ensure our most vulnerable communities can stay safe.
Examples of projects/responses can include:
To accommodate real-time response to community needs, the Hawaiʻi People’s Fund will make the following special considerations to those responding to issues related to the August 2023 fires on Maui:
(The People’s Fund reserves the right to expedite larger awards to past and current grantees providing direct, immediate relief to those recovering from the Maui wildfires. Email email@example.com)
Since 1972, the Hawaiʻi People’s Fund has stood in solidarity with those individuals and organizations who have been working to upend and heal systems of oppression for 50 years. Hawaiʻi Peopleʻs Fund is a 501c3 nonprofit organization registered in the State of Hawaiʻi.
The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Foundation/Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is raising funds to assist the business communities on Maui, Hawaii and throughout the state of Hawaii, which are being impacted by the unprecedented wildfires.
To donate by check: Checks made payable to "Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Foundation Relief Account." Mail to 733 Bishop Street, Suite 1200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.
Contribute to our service of 600 fresh meals per day, provide daily supplies, and help restore communities.
We are currently establishing multiple kitchens on the west (Lahaina) side of the island to starting cooking. We are using these funds to buy thousands of pounds worth of produce per week from local farms, wholesale direct. We have decided this is the most sustainable, long-term solution for providing fresh, healthy, hot meals to people on the Lahaina side of the island. This keeps the local farms in business so they can continue to grow food for the people of Maui moving forward, they are the back-bone of our community! We have been providing services to those in need on Maui for over 3 years and are grateful for the connections we have made along the way to bring this all to life. We feel this is the best way to continue to support both the farms (who have been donating food to us for years) and the residents who have been impacted by these fires.
We are also still cooking 300+ meals a day out of our usual kitchen at Anuhea Chapel and delivering to those who are living in their vehicles and/or on the streets all over the rest of the Island.
The Maui wildfire disaster temporarily displaced 271 kānaka (Native Hawaiian) homeowners from their land in Lahaina. Our people will need financial support and expertise to secure insurance claim monies and disaster assistance necessary to stay in place and rebuild. Unfortunately, kānaka may not have the funds to afford the costs of submitting a claim in the first place or to appeal insurance and FEMA denials. Without access to support and expertise, our people will be displaced from their homelands and potentially, from Hawaiʻi altogether.
The fund is to support the Native Hawaiian population facing challenges such as the Maui wildfire disaster that uprooted 271 Kānaka homeowners from their ancestral lands in Lāhainā. The fund rallies to provide the necessary financial aid and expertise required to secure insurance claims and disaster assistance. The fund will ensure our kānaka community remains rooted in their homeland, protecting our people’s place within the rich tapestry of Hawaiʻi’s cultural heritage.
Under the Kānaka Anti-Displacement Fund, HCL ʻOhana Advocates will collaborate with homeowners to:
Phase 1 - Leialiʻi Homestead Preservation: In this phase, the Fund centers its efforts on preserving the stewardship and connection to ʻāina (land) for the 102 ʻohana within the Leialiʻi homestead on Maui. HCL helped the Leialiʻi ʻohana get their mortgages to secure their place on the land in 2007 and 15 years later, HCL will be here to make sure they stay on the land.
Phase 2 - Expanding the Reach: Following the successful implementation of Phase 1, the Fund will extend to the remaining 169 kānaka homeowners who have been similarly impacted by disasters, with the intention of offering them the same level of support and resources.
• Aims to raise $5 million in phase 1 for deferred payment loans.
• Average homeowner loan: $50,000 at 5% interest, repaid from insurance claim monies or other loans.
• Investors provide grants or loans to HCL at 2% interest, with up to 10% forgivable for defaulted loans.
• Additional $1.5 million for 5-year operational costs.
HCL launched the fund September 1, 2023 with $150,000 of its own monies for this fund to be used for deferred payment loans to impacted homeowners.
The Fund has been established by Hawaiʻi Community Lending (HCL), a US Treasury certified native CDFI, to provide deferred payment loans and technical assistance for impacted kānaka. Hawaii Community Lending is a 501c3 nonprofit Native community development financial institution that increases access to credit and capital for the economic self-sufficiency of underserved Hawaii residents with a particular focus on Native Hawaiians.
For more information, or to donate today, visit https://hawaiicommunitylending.com/kadfund/.
We are committed to recovery as we rise together as a community. We have set up this fund to help provide those affected with basic needs, and to support long-term economic recovery and small business support, especially for our kababayan on Maui.
We appreciate your generous donations - use the form to give any amount. You will receive a confirmation email and aim to keep you in the loop for our progress. In the spirit of bayanihan, maraming salamat po.
We are committed to recovery as we rise together as a community. We have set up this fund to help provide those affected with basic needs, and to support long-term economic recovery and small business support, especially for our kababayan on Maui.
• Aid may be distributed to the household representative on a first-come, first-serve basis on this list, as funds are available. We understand needs vary so you can buy the items you need.
• Must be Lahaina or Upcountry residents affected (house burned, displaced) by the Aug. 8 Maui fires.
• Only one entry per household.
We will rebuild and recover! Kaya natin 'to. For a list of resources for those affected: visit www.mauifilipinochamber.com
These funds are donated by partner organizations Asia American Initiative, NaFFAA, FPACC, COFACC, SoCal Filipinos, Kokua Maui partners in Hawaii (FCCH, PMAH, Kauai Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Philippines Business Economic Council, West Hawaii Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Filipino Chamber of Commerce Big Island, Filipino Jaycees of Honolulu, UP Alumni Association of Hawaii, FAUW), and generous individuals!
If you are a kamaʻāina in need, reach out to Maui Mutual Aid Fund at (650) 279-1662.
DIRECT TO COMMUNITY,NO STRINGS ATTACHED.
These funds are directly disbursed to Maui residents affected by the fires. Disbursement priorities are led by a group of Kānaka Maoli community members to ensure equity.
A local effort, the Maui Mutual Aid Fund is run by volunteers looking to get funds and support to residents who have been displaced and vulnerable residents, such as kūpuna (elderly), those with physical disabilities, renters, and individuals without insurance. Donations can be sent to bit.ly/mauimutualaide.
The Maui Mutual Aid Fund is distributing resources to people with physical disabilities, those who are underinsured or uninsured and renters.
Note: this fund is administered Grants Central Station, our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. EIN: 47-0959779
The REALTORS® Relief Foundation welcomes contributions—not only in times of disaster, but at any time throughout the year—and 100% of all funds collected go to disaster relief causes.
By Mail: Via Check
Make checks payable to:
REALTORS® Relief Foundation
430 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Check Memo Description: RRF Contribution
Note: The REALTORS Relief Foundation distributes 100% of all funds collected to disaster relief causes. The funds are distributed on an "as-needed" basis by the Foundation's Directors. The Foundation cannot guarantee donors that donations made in response to a particular disaster will used for that specific disaster, but the Foundation does guarantee all donors that 100% of their donation will be used for an appropriate disaster relief effort.
The REALTORS® Relief Foundation was established to provide to needy victims of disasters (including, but not limited to affected relief and rescue workers), and their families, assistance with housing-related needs arising out of such disasters, and for other charitable purposes permitted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Sparky's has partnered with another native Hawaiian owned business Shaka Detailing who has generously opened up their business to be our main hub to collect donations and give out those donations to anyone that has been affected by the fire and in need of supplies.
Open for drop off and pick up: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-7:30pm at 40 Hobron Ave. Kahului, HI 96732
We will now be accepting any monetary donations to help support our efforts and mission to supply anyone in need and affected by the Maui fires with necessities in demand items like food, water, toilet paper, paper towels. We are no longer accepting clothes or hygiene products like toothpaste and toothbrushes as we have a surplus of those items.
Your donation will go towards keeping our donation site stocked and refilled with the most in demand items requested by families/ people that were affected. Maui has a long road to recovery and we are here for the long haul. You can send your monetary donations to our Sparky's venmo @sparkysfoodcompany.
• Please state your first & last name / business name*
• Comment Donation*
• Feel free to leave a brief message if you would like*
Give the gift of a hot meal. If you know someone or have any family that have been affected by the Maui fires send them a Sparky's E-Gift card so they can come and enjoy a mopsesh, all you need is their email.
You can personalize the meal that you want to send to someone or family by ordering their meal on-line.
Name for the order please put "Donation Meal"
In the notes for your order please leave:
• Name of Person or Family
• When they will be coming in
• If you want their meal for "Dine In" or "Take Out"
In light of the recent disasters on Maui, Hale Makua has decided to setup a fund to assist those who may need financial support during a disaster or emergency situation. Though we cannot guarantee that funds will go to a particular individual, emergency, or disaster, anyone who is experiencing a disaster or emergency will be allowed to apply for funding with priority given to Hale Makua and Ohana Pacific Health staff, their immediate family, Hale Makua and OPH residents, and compromised individuals. Please consider making a contribution to this fund to help this cause.
Click here to donate to the Hale Makua Emergency/Disaster Relief Fund.
If you prefer to send a check donation, please make it payable to "Hale Makua" and please indicate in the Memo "Employee Disaster Relief Fund" to ensure proper designation of your donation. Please mail checks to mailed to:
Hale Makua Health Services
Disaster/Emergency Relief Fund
ATTN: Office of Development
472 Kaulana Street
Kahului, HI 96732
If you have questions about donations, please give us a call at 808-871-9271.
Hale Makua is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Tax ID 99-0080460)
If you have been affected by a recent emergency/disaster like the Maui wildfires, you may apply for funding by visiting the application for the Hale Makua Disaster/Emergency Relief Fund application form page.
Thanks to donations received by the community, Hale Makua is offering financial assistance for those impacted by a disaster or emergency situation. Applications will be reviewed and awarded based on needs, with priority given to Hale Makua and Ohana Pacific Health staff and immediate family, Hale Makua and Ohana Pacific Health residents, and compromised individuals.
Please submit one application per household, applicant must be at least 18 years old or older. Funds are issued at a maximum $5,000 per award. If additional funds are needed at a later time, a new application may be submitted for review and consideration. Funds awarded will be dependent on the amount of funding available, and can therefore not be guaranteed.
Contact Development Office at 808-871-9271 for questions.
Our Administrative and Business Offices are open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
OFFER support or post a NEED for support or services in this local community disaster relief Facebook page. The purpose of this group is where we can have a "go to" hub to locally exchange information of supplies/help *needed* and services and help we can *offer* due to disasters on Maui.
This group will only help with YOUR help. Please SHARE this group. Invite people. Etc. Let's help our friends and families get their lives back!
✔️1. If you have something to *OFFER* (manpower, supplies, services, clean up, food, transportation, housing, etc) please start your post in ALL CAPS saying *OFFER*
✔️2. If you are in *NEED* of something (specific supplies, manpower, services, food, transportation, housing, etc) please start your post in ALL CAPS saying *NEED*.
✔️3. If you have an announcement of volunteer opportunities, meetings, new developments on Maui regarding the fire, legit donation websites, etc. Please start your post in ALL CAPS saying *ANNOUNCEMENT*
PLEASE try to keep to these categories so we can use this group to be as effective and helpful as possible
Please keep in mind whenever DONATING to ANY cause, please only donate items in clean, unstained, smell free and working conditions. It is disrespectful to think that anyone would want stained, smelly or broken items.
Common Ground Collective (CGC) is connecting fresh produce with those that are positioned to feed our impacted community members. If any local farms require assistance salvaging their produce, CGC is here to support.
Donating to Support Maui Fire Efforts:
Together with University of Hawaii, Salvation Army, World Central Kitchen, Maui Chefs Hui, the County of Maui, and the Red Cross. CGC is continuing to organize efforts and purchase supplies to provide meals and supplies to victims of the Maui Wildfires. Your monetary donations will help us continue to support those in need during this crisis and also to develop long-term solutions to the economic fallout that our island is experiencing due to the fires.
Checks: Checks can be made out to Common Ground Collective and sent to our mailing address below.
Common Ground Collective
PO Box 1051
Haiku, HI 96708
FOOD & PRODUCE DONATIONS
Due to a huge influx of food donations and minimal storage space. CGC is happy to accept donations of 100 lbs. or less, outside of our harvest donations, without prior approval just contact us to coordinate a drop off. Any larger donations will need to be approved and coordinated to ensure we have the space and outlets for them so that nothing goes to waste.
We gladly accept in-kind donations, such as gift-certificates or products, to auction off in our silent auctions. This is a great way to show your support whether it’s big or small, while also drawing in clients to your own business. Donation receipts for the value of each in-kind donation will be issued.
We are currently seeking volunteers with Food Handlers Permits, as well as general volunteer help. To help, please fill out CGCʻs Maui Fire Relief volunteer form. We extend an invitation to anyone willing to join our efforts. Please don't hesitate to reach out. Together, we can make a difference and pave the way for recovery.
Our efforts are intended to help connect families with the many resources we have specific to displaced mothers, babies, and families with young children.
This form is through Pacific Birth Collective. Our efforts are intended to help connect families with the many resources we have specific to displaced mothers, babies, and families with young children.
This form is through Pacific Birth Collective. Our efforts are intended to help connect families with the many resources we have specific to displaced mothers, babies, and families with young children. If you are a birth worker or provide pre- and postnatal care, please provide your contact info and availability below.
To offer support for families impacted by the Maui Wildfires, please consider donating to Pacific Birth Collective here.
The Kokua Restaurant & Hospitality Fund for Maui will provide immediate assistance to the hardworking restaurant, bar and hospitality workers displaced by the devastating wildfires that have impacted West Maui communities from Lahaina to Kapalua.
Your generosity can be directed in the following impactful ways:
- General Kokua Fund: Your donation to the General Kokua Fund will be distributed among various restaurants and hospitality employers, ensuring that a wide range of restaurant, bar and hospitality workers receive support they urgently need. In addition, we will support the culinary community on the ground who are feeding others impacted by the fires.
- Designate an Employer: You can choose to contribute to a specific restaurant or hospitality employer located between Lahaina and Kapalua to go directly to support their staff. If the designated employer cannot deploy the funds to their employees for any reason, the funds will revert to the General Kokua Fund.
- Support Farmers: You can donate funds to support our island's farmers so they can recoup a portion of lost sales, rebuild their farms, and continue farming.
Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance dba Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 46-0618609). Your contribution is fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the tax benefits of your donation. To make a donation, click here.
The Salvation Armyʻs Hawaii Wildfires Hotline: (808)-440-1811
As Hawaii Wildfires impact our communities, The Salvation Army is providing food and resources for evacuees. The Salvation Army is responding to the wildfires by starting mass feedings for thousands of evacuees at Maui County/American Red Cross shelter. Here are the many ways you can help this community and make a difference in their time of need:
Your donations to The Salvation Army help us to serve the most vulnerable members of your community.
Donate Goods and Clothing: Your donations to Salvation Army family stores help fund rehabilitation programs that heal addictions, change lives and restore families.
Volunteer: Make a gift of your securities to help those who need it most.
Legacy Giving: Provide hope for the future with the gift of a planned donation that will help to sustain our life-changing mission.
Feed My Sheep is people of the community working together to feed the hungry in body, in mind and in spirit. We are friends helping friends get the nutrition and emotional support they need to navigate challenging chapters of life. Feed My Sheep is a unique mobile food distribution program. We take our distribution to neighborhoods of need each week where staff and volunteers pass out groceries to those who need our help and qualify financially.
Feed My Sheep is actively working with the Maui County Emergency Operations Center to provide food where needed. Your donation can make a big difference for Maui's hungry.
We understand that you have a lot that you could be doing with your money we hope you will find that Feed My Sheep is an excellent place to give. We are a 501 (C) 3 organization and our mission works because of support from the Maui community. Our Federal ID Number (FEIN) is 91-2196666
Credit Card Donations through PayPal (non-recurring): Click here to donate today.
Please call (808) 872-9100.
Mail Check to:
Feed My Sheep
PO Box 847
Puunene, HI 96784
Our Arc of Maui County group home in Kihei evacuated two nights in a row while our group home in Lahaina was completely relocated to Wailuku. All of this plus the upcoming months till our participants can return safely home to Lahaina will greatly impact our agency financially. We have collaborated with multiple agencies for donations of supplies but what we need now is the financial help.
Please consider making a donation to ensure all participants within our care have a safe environment to live and receive essential services through our programs.
Donate Arc of Maui County today.
Providing services to families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1954. Arc of Maui County was established in 1954 by a group of parents and concerned citizens who sought services for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities when none were available. This agency is the shared vision of many dedicated parents, family members, people with disabilities, staff and advocates from the community and across the nation.
Arc of Maui County's mission is to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by actively supporting programs and services that assure full inclusion and participation in the community throughout life with focus on the individuals’ strengths, abilities and inherent value. They are entitled to the respect, dignity, safety and security enjoyed by other members of society; and are equal before the law. A developmental disability can be cognitive, physical or both and begins before adulthood. Its essential life functioning activities.
1) Residential services with five (5) state licensed group homes on Maui and Molokai;
2) Adult Day Health group settings at two (2) locations on Maui;
3) One-on-One community services providing personal assistance with daily activities on Maui, Molokai and rural Hana; and
4) Vocational/employment services to build job skills and exploring community employment and support on Maui and Molokai.
The Hawaii Rangeland Stewardship Foundation's mission is to perpetuate sound stewardship of Hawaii's rangelands through advocacy and education.
Fueled by hurricane winds and drought conditions, catastrophic wildfires began on multiple islands in Hawaiʻi on August 8, 2023. The fires rapidly gained intensity leaving communities devastated throughout the state. Maui Island endured multiple uncontrolled fires leaving many homes, communities, businesses, and land devastated. Ranches and farms have also been burned. A few structures and piles of ash are what remains of historic Lāhainā town, and search and rescue efforts continue to find survivors. We humbly ask you to share this announcement and if you have the means to consider donating to the agricultural producers in Hawaiʻi whose livelihoods have been threatened and whose lives will be forever altered from these tragic events.
Checks can be made to "Hawaii Rangeland Stewardship Foundation" and mailed to
PO Box 934, Hilo, HI 96721
Mahalo for your support of Hawaii's paniolo!
The HRSF is a nonprofit corporation under section 501c3 of the US Internal Revenue code. A portion of your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law and your tax situation.
Maui Humane Society says its animals are safe but needs to free up space to take in more displaced pets. People can call:
Volunteers are welcome at Upcountry Strong! Please fill out the contact form and one of our team members will reach out to you soon.
Please fill out this form if you have an OFFER of housing: Upcountry Strong Housing OFFERS
Upcountry Strong is seeking housing for people displaced by the fires in Upcountry Housing.We will not list this information publicly. We will make it available to volunteers who are helping connect people with potential housing situations. We also have a Google Voice number available if you DO want to talk to a human who will help you.
If you’d like to support Maui’s relief efforts, currently the best way you can provide immediate support is by making a donation.
Online donations can more quickly be utilized to help provide support and food assistance to those in need. 100% of donations received will go directly to Maui Food Bank. You may also make a donation directly by visiting MauiFoodBank.org.
We know the communities impacted will need ongoing support as they work to recover in the days, weeks and months to come. We and Maui Food Bank are dedicated to providing continued support to all families as they get back on their feet.
808-954-7866 & firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and Fund Drives:
808-954-7867 | email@example.com
808-954-7853 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Industry Donations:
808-954-7860 | email@example.com
808-954-7858 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Maui College students already include the most vulnerable. Now many of those students and their families are being directly impacted by the fires, whether they have lost homes, businesses or jobs. The purpose of this Fund is to provide general support for students at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College (UH Maui College). Funds shall be used but not limited to costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.) and/or any other urgent financial support students need.
As the new school year starts, please help us keep students, faculty, staff and their families resilient during this unprecedented emergency situation.