Thousands are displaced following devastating Maui wildfires that Hawaii's governor says will require billions of dollars to recover from.
Currently, Hawaii residents search for missing loved ones with 55 confirmed dead so far and the toll likely to rise.
Nearly 11,000 people remained without power on Maui as of Friday, according to Power Outage US.
None of the four major fires that erupted on Maui on Tuesday are fully contained, Maui County Fire Chief Bradford Ventura said. Ventura — who said the wildfire that caused widespread damage in Lahaina was 80 percent contained as of Thursday morning — cautioned that there is still “potential for rapid fire behavior.” Here is where you can donate to support those affected by the fires:
Maui Mutual Aid Fund: For direct support of ‘Ohana impacted by storms, wind, and fires. All funds will be distributed as quickly as possible to vulnerable ‘Ohana in need, kupuna, persons with physical disabilities, renters, and those who have no insurance or are underinsured.
Here is more information below:
Lahui Foundation: Protection and preservation of culture, ‘aina, and quality of life. Serving communities of Hawai'i by providing resources for vital community needs.
Other organizations to donate to:
- Aloha United Way
- Maui Food Bank
- Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund
- Hawaii Salvation Army