Auntie Snorkel ‘Ohana,
Thank you for expressing so much care and desire to support our families, friends, neighbors, and our beloved ‘aina – all hurting so deeply in the immediate aftermath of the wildfires that started on August 8. So many of you have asked how you can help from afar. Below are some reputable organizations to which you can send donations and know that you are helping people here in Maui right now.
Mahalo nui loa for loving and caring about Maui and the people who call this island home. We truly need help from far and wide to take care of our people now and eventually rebuild Lahaina strong.
Hawai’i Community Foundation – Maui Strong Fund
Maui Food Bank
Maui United Way
Maui Humane Society
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
World Central Kitchen
Maui Fire, Flood, and Disaster Relief Group
(Join this Facebook group if you have specific resources you can offer, like housing, transportation, services, or anything that doesn’t fit the usual monetary or supplies donation format. Local people are helping coordinate.)
Mahalo, from the Auntie Snorkel Family