On August 8th, 2023, devastating wildfires hit three cities on the island of Maui; Kula, Kihei and Lahaina.
Amongst the three, the most devastating occurred in Historic Lahaina where thousands of structures were damaged or destroyed resulting in families, businesses and communities losing everything overnight. Much of Lahaina has been virtually wiped out.
Many homes on Maui are multigenerational households, common given Hawaii’s housing crisis. The disaster left thousands of residents displaced, including our very own partner families. The Lahaina wildfires wiped away all 10 homes our team, partner families, volunteers and community built in Kahoma Residential Subdivision.
The destruction caused by these fires is truly heartbreaking. Habitat for Humanity Maui stands with the community and is committed to supporting those affected by the disaster. Together, we will (re)build homes, communities and hope.
Pictured above: Habitat homes in Kahoma Residential Subdivision, completed in 2020
How can you help?
Make a donation directly to Habitat for Humanity Maui’s disaster relief efforts. As soon as it is safe and feasible, Habitat for Humanity Maui will be there to help underserved families rebuild their homes and we will need financial help. You may donate directly to this cause by credit card by clicking the yellow button below:
When making your donation online, please note in the “+ Write a note (Optional)” section: Wildfire
You may also donate by check, payable to Habitat for Humanity Maui, and mail to:
Habitat for Humanity Maui
1162 Lower Main Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
It will take many hands and power to rebuild our community. Although we are not ready to have boots on the ground quite yet, we will need many volunteers once Lahaina is ready for us, so let’s be prepared! To be added to our list of volunteers, you may submit your information here: Disaster Relief Volunteer List. You will receive updates, progress and any volunteer opportunities directly for this cause.