How to Help Residents of Maui Displaced by Recent Wild Fires

On Tuesday, August 9th, 2023, wild fires spread across the island of Maui, Hawaii, causing unimaginable destruction and displacing thousands of residents from their homes and businesses. The once known Lahaina town is now completely destroyed, leaving behind with it, an apocalyptic scene of dust and debris. The people of Maui need our help more than ever. If you are looking for ways on how to help the residents of Maui displaced by the recent wild fires, here are some reputable organizations that are currently accepting donations. I’ve also included drop-off centers on Oahu and Maui where you can donate necessities, such as clothing, canned goods and more. In addition, we can’t forget about our furry friends so there are links on how to help the pets that were injured and/or displaced during this tragedy.

Donation/Drop-off Locations

If you are looking to help residents of Maui displaced by the recent wildfires in-person, below are a list of drop-off and donation locations that you can swing by to give back to our neighbor island

  • Malama Hawaii Makers Market (Info Booth)
    • Alamoana Center 2nd Level (Next to Target)
      • Friday, 8/11 from 1pm-6pm
    • Waikiki Elementary School
      • Saturday 8/12 from 9am-2pm
  • Teaspresso Wahiawa
    • Thursday & Friday 8/10,8/11 by noon
      • 834 Kilani Ave.
  • BMW of Maui
    • 151 Ala’ihi St. Kahului, HI 96732
  • Hawaii State Capitol
    • Thursday & Friday (8/10,811) form 10am -2pm
      • 415 S. Beretania St.
  • Hawaii Stevedores, Inc.
    • Saturday (8/12) 8am
      • Pier 1 Forrest Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96814
  • Ward Village Moms Donation Drive + Assist & Feed Hawaii Distressed Community Program
    • Saturday (8/13) from 8am -10pm
      • Kolowalu Park in Kakaako

Don’t forget about our furry friends!

Please don’t forget about the number of furry friends that have also been affected by the wildfires on Maui. Below are a few links that I discovered if you are looking for ways on how to help not only the residents, but pets that were displaced by the recent wild fires on Maui.