Photo by Matthew Thayer, The Maui News

Kokua Lahaina, Maui List: Donations and Resources

Photo by Matthew Thayer, The Maui News

People trying to locate loved ones who may be impacted by the fires can call the American Red Cross hotline at
1-800-733-2767.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can begin applying for assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), or by using the FEMA App. Anyone using a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, can give FEMA the number for that service. 

The vicious wildfire that tore through several communities in Lahaina, Maui has been a devastating event. Our hearts go out to our people on Maui. If you are wondering how you can help, we got you. Please donate if you can and share this article. 

Current Respite Hotels- housing survivors on Maui

As of August 22, 2023, the following hotels are offering respite housing for wildfire refugees:

  1. Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
  2. Aston Ka’anapali Shores
  3. Fairmont Kea Lani
  4. Honua Kai Outrigger
  5. Hyatt Regency Maui
  6. Maui Beach Hotel
  7. Maui Seaside Hotel
  8. Outrigger Ka’anapali Beach Resort
  9. Royal Lahaina
  10. Westin Maui

Contact the hotels directly for more information.

 

HAWAI’I ISLAND

UPDATE: Please contact any of these locations to see when/if they are doing additional donation collections. This was current as of 8/12/2023.

 

Organizer: Nani Mau Gardens

Location: 421 Makalika St. Hilo, HI 96720

Date: Thursday 8/10, Friday 8/11 and Saturday 8/12

Time: 12pm-6pm

Contact: Tia or Summer at (808) 959-3500

 

Organizer: Nā Wai Ola Public Charter School

Location: 18-1359 Volcano Road, Mountain View HI 96771

Date: Monday-Friday

Time: 8:00am-4:00pm

Contact: (808) 968-2318 office@nawaiolapcs.org

INFO: We are collecting blankets, clothing, jackets, towels, toiletries and more to be sent to Maui. Mahalo for your kokua.

 

Organizer: United Public Workers

Location: Various

Date: Thursday August 10th and Friday August 11th

Time: 6:00am-7:00pm

Contact: www.upwhawaii.org/mauistrong

INFO: UPW is collecting non-perishable goods, baby food, diapers, wipes, blankets, towels, clothing, toiletries, bottled water.

 

Organizer: White Gloves Moving Company Location

Location: 73-4097 Hulikoa Drive Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Date: 8/10 11:00am-4:00pm 8/11 7:00am-9:00am

Contact: (808) 747-5612

INFO: Accepting all donations

O’AHU

Organizer: Mana’o Nui, Native Hawaiian Organizations Association Member

Location: PIER ONE HONOLULU

Date: Thursday 8/10

Time: 8:00am-2pm

INFO: Any relief items that can fit into the containers accepted. All vehicles with donations will be met with an usher to get past gate security. They are planning to get the containers to Maui at 8A on Friday, 8/11.

*Mana’o Nui is organizing a relief effort for those impacted by the devastating Maui Wildfires. They will be utilizing a ship from their fleet to transport what they are hoping to be 10 containers of physical items to Maui. If you are able to donate any items, please see the above information. Anything that might be of use to those on Maui will be accepted. 

 

Organizer: Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA)

Location: Headquarters, 91-1270 Kino’iki Street Kapolei, HI 96707

Date: Monday – Friday

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Contact: Email info@hawaiiancouncil.org

Shipping Goods To Maui

Organizer: Aloha Air Cargo

Location: Various

Date: Monday-Sunday

Time: 7:00am-5:00pm

Contact: (808) 836-4222/ (808) 421-7980

INFO: AAC will ship packages to Maui for FREE. 

Discounted Airfare

VERIFIED MONETARY DONATION LINKS

Maui United Way: https://mauiunitedway.org/disasterrelief

Maui Food Bank: Kokua Lahaina, Maui List: Donations and Resources

HAKA: Animal Search and Rescue on Maui : Hawaii Animal Kuleana Alliance Click Here

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Alaka’ina Foundation of Family Companies & Kako’o Haleakala are partnering up to match up to $100,000 in community donations. “Help us kokua. It’s the Hawaiian way.”

Donate online at: CNHA

Maui Strong – Hawaii Community Foundation: “The Maui Strong Fund was created to provide community resilience with resources for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The fund is currently being used to support communities affected by the wildfires of Maui.”

Donate online at: MAUI STRONG

Na Wahine Toa Foundation by Ilima Macfarlane: “Full transparency, I am giving 100% of the donations to Lahaina resident and trusted community organizer, Tiare Lawrence, to disperse as needed. I will also send whatever is donated via Venmo or Paypal @nawahinetoa.”

Donate online at:  NA WAHINE TOA FOUNDATION

Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division: https://fundraise.salvationarmyhawaii.org/give/508336/#!/donation/checkout

Maui Humane Society: https://www.mauihumanesociety.org/donate-olx/

Hawaii Chamber Foundation Business Relief Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hawaii-chamber-foundation-business-relief-fund

Operation Blessing: Click here to learn more

 

 

Legal Help And Opportunities to Volunteer with the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

The NHLC has created a page to help with law-related services for Native Hawaiian victims, survivors, and those who would like to help. The link is: 

https://nativehawaiianlegalcorp.org/disaster-help/

There you will find:

1. Services that NHLC may be able provide;

2. The disaster legal hotline for the Hawaii State Bar Association;

3. Information on FEMA claim filing, replacing lost documents and records;

4. What to do if an attorney calls out of the blue to offer help (hint- report them- this is not allowed);

5. What to do if someone calls to offer to buy your house or land;

6. A list of other online resources (mortgage relief, real property taxes, federal government sites, news sites); and

7. How to volunteer.

Register for this, and all community response efforts, with the Hawaii Medical Reserve Corps

The Hawaii Medical Reserve Corps (“MRC”) https://health.hawaii.gov/prepare/mrc/ is “A national network of local groups of volunteers engaging local communities to strengthen public health, reduce vulnerability, build resilience, and improve preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.” The last major deployment of MRC volunteers was assisting with vaccinations during COVID-19. They are currently in need of qualified volunteers to help on Maui. You must first apply and be approved before they will ask for your help. The link to submit an application is found at the link above.

Do you have information on other fundraising or coordinated donation efforts? Contact us so we can add them to the list!!! Remember to check back periodically as the list will be continuously updated. Let us know – CLICK HERE

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  1. KT: Gary and I dropped off our donations at Young Bros today. Was told to share they will accept donations, also, this coming Monday (barge day) up until 2pm.

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