Maui Strong: Help Lahaina Town and Maui Recover from the Fires – Please Donate Now!


August 14, 2023 Update:

Continued Call for Aid as Maui Reels from Devastating Wildfires

Maui needs you. As fires ravage our beloved island, every act of kindness, every dollar, and every share counts. Here’s how you can make a difference.

Hawai‘i Life has achieved its initial target of matching $50,000 in donations. In response to the escalating need, we are doubling our matching commitment. Stand with us!

In collaboration with Noel Shaw on Oahu, Tom Tezak on Maui, and others, we are pleased to announce that we’ll be matching the next $50,000 in donations.

Barely a week has passed, and the numbers detailing the destruction are sobering:

In Lahaina, approximately 2,719 structures were destroyed. A staggering 86% of these, or around 2,338, were homes where memories were made and families flourished.

Kula too faced fire destruction. Here, 544 structures were exposed, with a heartbreaking 96%, or roughly 522 homes, being residential.

In total, Maui is grieving the loss of loved ones and more than 2,860 homes in just one tragic day. Acts of charity and kindness are vital now, more than ever.

The “Maui Strong” fund is an initiative by the Hawai’i Community Foundation, to provide community resilience with resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The fund is currently being deployed to support Maui residents affected by the wildfires on Maui.

How Your Donation Makes a Difference:

Your generosity aids in providing immediate relief in the form of shelter, sustenance, financial assistance, and other essential services.

Video credit: Bryan Aguiran, Lahaina Resident, one of the many who have lost their homes in the fire.

How you can help:

  • Donate: With the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund magnifying the impact of your donation, every dollar is pivotal. Donate now.
  • Spread the Word: Voice the importance of the “Maui Strong” fund. Share this piece with your circle. Engage with us on social media.
  • Volunteer: If Maui is your home, or even if you’re passing through, give your time to local relief initiatives. It’s invaluable.

This is our call to unity. Let’s amplify the message that Maui is resilient, compassionate, and truly, unbreakably, Maui Strong.

We pledge our continued support, matching the subsequent $50,000 in donations. All contributions are meticulously overseen by the Hawai’i Community Foundation.

As we rebuild and recover, every gesture, big or small, echoes in the hearts of those affected. Let us not just stand by — let’s rise, rebuild, and restore Maui together.

Donate at Hawaii Life Charitable Fund


Original Post, August 11, 2023:

The fires in Lahaina Town and across Maui ravaged our beautiful landscapes, homes, and lives, and it’s time for us to come together far and wide as a community. Hawaii Life is matching the next $50,000 donated through the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund, and then will transfer the entire amount to the Hawaii Community Foundation’s “Maui Strong” Fund.

How You Can Help:

  • Donate: Every little bit helps, and with the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund matching donations, your contribution will go even further. Click here to donate now.
  • Share the Message: Spread the word about the “Maui Strong” fund by sharing this blog post with friends, family, and clients. Use the social media links below.
  • Volunteer: If you’re in the area, consider volunteering with local organizations involved in the relief efforts.

The “Maui Strong” fund is an initiative by the Hawai’i Community Foundation, to provide community resilience with resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The fund is currently being deployed to support Maui residents affected by the wildfires on Maui.

What Your Donation Supports:

Your donation will directly support relief and recovery for Maui residents based on current needs, including: shelter, food, financial assistance and other services.

Let’s come together and show the strength of our community. Together, we can help those in need on Maui and prove that we are, indeed, Maui Strong. 

We are matching the next $50,000 donated and all proceeds are managed by the Hawai’i Community Foundation:

Donate at https://www.hawaiilife.com/company/charitable-fund/  

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August 10, 2023

We love our Maui; it’s a little slice of Heaven here on Earth and made possible by the people that work, live and play on Maui. Our prayers go out for the health and safety of Maui’s residents. Then we will pray and do what we can to help with the recovery. God bless!

Barbara Szalay

August 10, 2023

Could you provide an occasional or running tally of amt raised so far?

Matt Beall

August 14, 2023

> Aloha Barbara, at present we’ve raised just over $200,000 for the Maui Strong Fund, and we’re announcing another round of matching the next $50k into Hawaii Life’s Charitable Fund today.

Familia Lujano

August 10, 2023

We love Hawaii and we are so sad for what happened.

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