Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund

by GlobalGiving
Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund

Summary

The worst wildfires in Hawaii's history have caused more than 100 deaths, left dozens injured, and reduced towns to ash. Dozens of people are missing. Strong winds from Hurricane Dora fueled the flames in Maui and the Big Island. Your donation to the Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund will support wildfire relief and recovery efforts in affected communities.

$5M
total goal
$2.09M
remaining
6,827
donors
21
monthly donors
42
fundraisers
9
months

Challenge

Urgent help is needed in Hawaii after the deadliest US wildfire in a century. In addition to the rising death toll, more than 4,500 Hawaiians are in emergency shelters, power outages are disrupting daily life, and homes and businesses have been destroyed. The historic community of Lahaina is in ruins. Some residents had to be rescued from the ocean where they fled to escape the raging fires. The situation has been described as "apocalyptic."

Solution

All donations to this fund will support wildfire relief and recovery efforts in Hawaii. Initially, the fund helps first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. As needs emerge, donations will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in impacted areas, particularly those working with low-income, historically underserved communities.

How Your Donation Will Be Used

When you donate to GlobalGiving's Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:

  • Provide food, water, and emergency medical supplies to people and animals
  • Support temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families
  • Provide support to firefighters and other frontline workers
  • Meet other needs that emerge

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GlobalGiving's Track Record

GlobalGiving has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2004. We have facilitated more than $225M in disaster donations to funds just like this one.

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Organization Information

GlobalGiving

Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
EIN: 30-0108263

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About GlobalGiving’s Disaster Response

When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.

We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.

They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.

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