In the Wake of the Maui Fires Here are Ways to Give
Support for our Ohana and the Maui Community
Maui has been a place where many of you have celebrated love. You have made the memories of a lifetime on this beautiful island. Many of you have celebrated some of the most important moments of your lives here engagements, marriages, anniversaries, birthdays, and family vacations. For residents, it is our home and we cherish the land and the people of Hawaii. It is where we live. Children are born here, families grow, and our ancestors rest here.
The people of Maui need your support. The fires have affected West Maui, Upcountry, and South Maui. People have lost their homes and their loved ones.
Please give however you can. Any donation, no matter how small, matters at this time. Your support will be needed for years to come as the people of Maui grieve, come together to determine a path forward and rebuild.
To give directly to survivors
Help Maui Rise
This fund originated out of a strong desire to give directly to the people who were affected and lost their homes and businesses. While Venmo was the quickest way to get these donations to people, Help Maui Rise has worked with GoFundMe.org which is a non-profit 501c3. Help Maui Rise has vetted each family and you can read about each story by clicking on Help Maui Rise. Per the organization via Instagram: "All donations made to the "one click donation" help Maui Rise x GoFundMe.org collective hub in the US are tax-deductible. GoFundMe.org is a non profit (501c3). Therefore, donations made to any fundraiser in which GoFundMe.org is the beneficiary or organizer are tax deductible in the US. Donation receipts are automatically emailed to donors upon completion of their "one click donation" on the GoFundMe platform. Donations made to individual GoFundMe campaigns are not tax-deductible unless they benefit another charity."
People's Fund of Maui
This fund gained notoriety when formed and endorsed by celebrities Oprah and The Rock. Per the fund's website, payments of $1200/mo are dispersed directly to adults that were displaced by the wildfires in Kula and Lahaina, and funds will be dispersed "every 30 days as long as members of our community are still in need and as long as the funds last"
Maui Prep is taking students that were displaced by the fire. You can sponsor a student here:
To give to survivors and the community
Maui Nui Strong: Donate Funds, Donate Supplies, Volunteer
Maui Strong Fund
Realtors Association of Maui Fund - Specify MFD
Maui Food Bank
Amazon Wish list
Aloha United Way
Maui United Way
Maui Humane Society
Please verify the organization you are donating to prior to making a donation.
Courtney M. Brown, R(S) & Team
Island Sotheby's International Realty