Maui: How to help

A wildfire on the Hawaiian island of Maui has killed dozens of people and wounded dozens more, destroying communities such as the historic town of Lahaina.

Firefighters continue to battle the blaze, and officials say the death toll may increase as rescuers reach other parts of the island.

Several organizations and businesses in Hawaii have set up funds to assist the people affected by the fires. Here’s how you can help:

Maui Food Bank

The Maui Food Bank has two distribution sites — Calvary Chapel South Maui and King’s Cathedral — and accepts online donations: mauifoodbank.org/donate.

Hawaii Community Foundation

The Hawaii Office of the Governor is directing donors to the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund, a resource helping communities affected by the wildfires: hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/maui-strong.

Aloha United Way

This Honolulu-based nonprofit organization has set up a Maui Relief Fund, with funds going directly toward efforts supporting victims of the fires: ignite.stratuslive.com/auw/get-involved/donate/mauirelief.

GoFundMe

The popular crowdsourcing GoFundMe site has created a centralized hub of verified fundraisers for various relief efforts: gofundme.com/c/act/wildfire-relief/maui.

Kākoʻo Maui fund

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and the Alaka’ina Foundation Family of Companies will reportedly match up to $250,000 donated for the fund that goes to Maui organizations supporting relief efforts: hawaiian council.org/maui.

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