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Fundraiser Helping Wildfires On Maui
On Aug 16, 2023
On August 8, destructive wildfires spread across the Hawaiian island of Maui, causing many buildings to be destroyed and evacuating locals and tourists. Numerous people have died as a result of a swiftly spreading wildfire on the Hawaiian island of Maui, which has virtually devastated the ancient town of Lahaina. According to officials, the death toll is anticipated to grow. Teams dispersed to seek burned terrain as other flames continued to burn on the island.
Even from the images, you can't imagine. Everything has vanished. J.D. Hessemer, a local citizen and business owner, told "CBS Mornings" that nothing was left. He remarked, "Lahaina needs the world's assistance. "It's an incredible community,"
An official federal disaster declaration for Maui has been granted by President Biden, making federal money for the island's recovery possible.
Here are several options for giving to support individuals impacted by the fires:
The American Red Cross
American Red Cross disaster responders are on the island of Maui, "working around the clock to help those affected," according to the organization. To make a $10 gift, go to redcross.org, dial 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), or text the word REDCROSS to 90999.
Maui Food Bank
According to the nonprofit, Maui Food Bank offers "safe and nutritious food" to anyone in Maui County who is at risk of going hungry. Additionally, the Maui Food Bank provides food to the island's disaster relief efforts. The Maui Food Bank promises that it can feed the hungry on our island community four meals for every dollar contributed. Visit the food bank's website to donate.
Animals are frequently in need after natural disasters despite the fact that the majority of rescue and relief efforts are focused on aiding people.
The Maui Humane Society urged individuals to foster a dog on Thursday, noting that its shelters were already at capacity before the fires. The charity stated that it was also in need of donations of litter, pop-up kennels, and pet food. The organization said in a post on Facebook that supplies may be dropped off at the Maui Humane Society facility on the island or sent through its Amazon wishlist. The Maui Fires Pets Help Group allows people to connect with one another while not taxing society's resources. People can also offer assistance there.
If you are looking to buy an item to wear or even just want to do something meaningful and bring many warm things to the unfortunate in general and the victims of the forest fire in Maui in particular, then you can refer to the fundraising products dedicated to this project. ALL PROFITS WILL GO TO A FUNDRAISER CALLED "MAUI STRONG" - also the title of the products we named.
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