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."
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 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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