MAUI STRONG – Help Is Needed In Hawaii. Here’s What You Can Do To Help!
Written by B87FM on August 11, 2023
Help is desperately needed in Hawaii as devastating, fast-moving wildfires burn out of control across the Big Island and Maui.
Strong winds associated with Hurricane Dora have fanned the flames, knocking out local communication and destroying homes and historic buildings, including the popular Maui tourist destination Lahaina town.
Maui hospitals are overwhelmed with patients suffering burns and smoke inhalation. Thousands have evacuated or been displaced and dozens have been killed. Search and rescue efforts are still ongoing, but local officials warn that the death toll could rise as more information becomes available.
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 on Maui. For questions or additional information, please contact Donor Services at email@example.com or (808) 566-5560.
Learn more about how funds are being used to support communities affected by the wildfires on Maui.
Click here to support relief efforts. B87fm / 87.7FM Notorious In The Morning, weekdays 7-11AM will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates with more ways to help.
Help contacting missing loved ones
If you need help locating a missing person due to the wildfires, the American Red Cross recommends the following:
- Please call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and select Option 4. Follow the voice prompts for “Hawaii Wildfires.”
- Provide as much detail as possible to assist in potentially locating your missing loved one.
- Please note call volume is high and callers may experience longer than normal wait times.
If you are in the disaster area, you can let others know you are OK by making yourself “I’m safe” in the Red Cross Emergency app.