The hall of the historic Waiola Church engulfed in flames in Lahaina on Tuesday. Credit: Matthew Thayer/The Maui News, via NYT

Maui is in crisis due to the recent fires. Our island community is devastated, and our hearts are with those who’ve lost homes, businesses and, worst of all, loved ones.

Whilst the destruction on Maui is almost incomprehensible, Maui is STRONG and it’s been incredible to see how our small (but mighty) island community has shown up in every way to get aid to those in need. However, this is only the beginning of a long and uncertain road to recovery. We need support from our extended ‘ohana (family) to keep critical relief coming.

Maui Strong Fund helps Hawaii Community Foundation provide direct and immediate aid to those who need it.

Maui United Way offers financial assistance via grants to various relief non-profits on the front lines of the relief efforts.

Maui Food Bank is accepting monetary donations, as well as food, various toiletries and household items.