August 14, 2023
The community of Maui has been devastated by wildfires beyond comprehension. Our hearts go out to all the families affected, including our many diving friends.
DEMA (Diving Equipment and Marketing Association) has provided a list of organizations that accept donations and will be happy for any support you can provide.
Donations for Charities helping in Maui
Aloha United Way
Aloha United Way has set up the Maui Fire Relief Fund where donations will go directly to Maui United Way to support Maui victims.
American Red Cross of Hawaii
The American Red Cross opened 5 emergency shelters to provide those affected by the Maui wildfires with information, a hot meal, opportunities to charge their phone, pick up relief supplies, and get health services. More information here.
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
CNHA is matching up to $250,000 in community donations providing critical assistance to families and businesses in Lahaina.
The Hawaiʻi Community Foundation
The Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund was created to provide community resilience with resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The fund is currently being used to support communities affected by the wildfires on Maui.
The Lahui Foundation
The Lāhui Foundation strives to become a dependable resource for underrepresented and underserved communities here in Hawai’i. They are asking for monetary donations that will go directly to fire recovery efforts for residents of Maui.
Maui Food Bank
The Maui Food Bank collaborates with various relief organizations to distribute supplies throughout Maui County.
Maui Mutual Aid Fund
The Maui Mutual Aid is a local effort run by volunteers. They are asking for donations to provide support to vulnerable residents, such as the elderly, those with physical disabilities, renters, and individuals without insurance. More information here.
Maui United Way
Maui United Way is accepting donations to its Maui Fire and Disaster Relief fund – all donations will provide direct relief to families and nonprofits directly affected by the Maui Fire Disaster.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is providing food and resources for Maui wildfire evacuees.
Another option, if you know people personally: a summary page for all GoFundMe efforts has been established here
Disclaimer: While we at Fly & Sea Dive Adventures support and want help for everyone in Maui, the above list does not mean we endorse every detail of each organization, nor have we researched their vision and mission statements. We also know that there are many efforts around the world to help regions and nations devastated by drought, famine, war, floods and fires – everyone will make their own decision on where and how to help.