Our beloved and historic town of Lahaina, once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, has been completely decimated. Lahaina town was the charming and quirky “heartbeat” of our island. The energy this town gave off was unmatched. You just knew you were somewhere special. Lahaina’s famous 60-foot banyan tree, originally planted in 1873, is charred, but still standing, still breathing, and the illuminating light of hope for the entire island.
There are over 2,000 structures that have been destroyed by the fires and up to 8,000 people have been displaced. The area affected accounts for over 2,170 acres. Lahaina fire Donations, Volunteers, and Assistance will be needed for the foreseeable future. Below is a list of ways to help the people, animals, and the land of Hawaii.
Here’s the History of our beloved Lahaina perfectly illustrated by Lahainatown.com:
The Maui Mutual Aid Fund is made up of a group of volunteers who have created a real-time “needs list” that gets posted to their social media pages.
The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement pledged to match donations, which will “not only help them rebuild but also show the strength of our unity and aloha spirit.” *100 percent of the proceeds go to Maui organizations to support relief efforts.
Maui LFG (Let’s Fill the Gap) is a non-profit born in the wake of the Maui Fires of August 2023. Founded by Maui residents Eric West & John Patrick Morgan, our mission is to fill the gaps in needs between the efforts of large organizations and government with what is actually happening on the ground in both West Maui and Upcountry Maui. The situation on Maui has left its people very vulnerable.
Whether you’ve had the pleasure of visiting Hawai’i, or aspire to do so, or can empathize with the suffering of our community, a humble contribution of just $5 could make a world of difference. Lahaina needs the help of others– your contribution, no matter the size, will leave an indelible impact, and we are incredibly thankful for the help we can get!
The funds received will be used towards benefiting the victims. We are focused on Filling The Gap and getting the people what they need right now.