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
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Lahaina and Kula residents who have been impacted by the August fires are invited to talk story with Mayor Richard Bissen. There are several dates to choose from. Each talk story session will welcome up to 30 residents to give folks a chance to share mana‘o and ask questions.
Series of events from December 9 through January 27.