$15K 1:1 Matching Donation
Our partner, Sereno 1% for Good Foundation, plus two anonymous donors, have come together to offer a $15K 1:1 challenge match for immediate disaster relief funds directed to the fund set up at the Hawaii Community Foundation.
If you would like to match the funds, please use this link:
We are stunned by the images and stories of the wildfires that recently devastated Lahaina on Maui, have left more than 55 people dead and displaced thousands. Maui residents will need to rebuild their lives for years to come.
As in previous disasters, our community members, many of whom have connections to Hawaii, are looking to respond. Community foundations are widely viewed as one of the very best vehicles to help donors give in response to natural disasters and frequently coordinate local relief funding.
Any meaningful response heavily depends on individual giving, and we can help you make an immediate, decisive, and positive impact on the lives of those affected by these wildfires.
The Hawaii Community Foundation went into disaster mode quickly. It set up standing disaster funds for each island five years ago after the 2018 Puna eruption, and it has already received $3M on the first day it was opened. The first grants are going out today.
If you’d like to support the relief efforts, please click the button below.
Humans aren’t the only ones displaced by the fires. Pets on Maui are facing the same situation as their human companions. If you’d like to help pets affected by wildfires, please donate to the Maui Humane Society at the link below.
Here are other ways you can help:
- The Maui Mutual Aid Fund supports Maui residents, people with disabilities, elderly residents, and people who are uninsured or underinsured.
- GoFundMe has listed verified fundraisers to donate to those affected by the wildfires.
- Maui Food Bank is providing food to people displaced by the fires.
- The American Red Cross of Hawaii is helping shelter people affected by the fires.
- The Salvation Army provides meals for emergency shelters, and the organization’s Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division accepts donations.
- Aloha United Way has created the Maui Relief Fund to support the victims of the fires.
- The GlobalGiving Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund supports recovery efforts and helps first responders provide food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter to survivors.