On August 8, 2023, Lahaina was forever changed. Wildfires on Maui have resulted in what many have called Hawaii’s largest natural disaster. Most of Historic Front Street, the harbor, Kamehameha Elementary, the Lahaina Heritage Museum, The Baldwin Museum and countless other neighboring buildings and businesses are gone. Also destroyed are hundreds of homes, displacing thousands of families living in the Lahaina area and elsewhere.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by the fires, and especially to the families of the those that have lost their loved ones.
Maui has a lot of healing to do and it can use your help with all the challenges that lie ahead.
Giving to Maui
Volunteers from all over the world have pitched in, money continues to be raised, and the people of Maui have risen to the formidable challenge. The following organizations provide resources for disaster response and recovery for those communities affected by the wildfires on Maui:
- American Red Cross of Hawaii – helping anyone in need after the Maui fires.
- Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Maui business relief fund.
- Hawaii Community Foundation | Maui Strong Fund – support for communities affected by the wildfires on Maui.
- Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement – Kāko‘o Maui Fundraiser.
- Maui Food Bank – helping the hungry on Maui by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships.
- Maui Humane Society – protects and saves the lives of Maui’s animals.
- Maui United Way – Maui fire disaster relief efforts.
- Peoples Fund of Maui – Oprah and Dwayne Johnson teamed up to direct money to Maui residents who have been affected by the Maui wildfires.
- University of Hawaii Foundation Help Maui Fund – funds to help Maui students and their families
Helping the Parrish Maui Ohana
We are happy to report that all of our local Parrish Maui team and their families are safe and accounted for. However, several have lost their family home and all possessions. We at Parrish Maui have started a GoFundMe to support those team directly effected:
Relief Fund for the Parrish Maui Ohana – The Parrish Collection Ohana is raising funds to directly support those Maui team members that have been impacted.
We want to thank Maui’s firefighters, first responders and volunteers for all their heroic efforts.
In the months, and most likely years, we all at Parrish Maui will work to help Maui heal and rebuild. We ask that you join us and kokua.
Mahalo nui loa.