💔 Our hearts go out to all those affected by the Maui fires. 💔
We’re following the story closely and recommend these articles:
As Chairwoman Lindsey of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs says in the Civil Beat’s Native Hawaiian Sacred Sites Have Been Damaged In The Lahaina Wildfires, “‘We have watched our precious cultural assets, our physical connection to our ancestors, our places of remembering — all go up in smoke.’ But the stories of Kihawahine and Hawaiian sacred places will live on.”
Catherine Toth Fox: Lahaina Will Rise From The Ashes. But What Will It Look Like? (Read here.)
Lahaina’s Banyan Tree Stands, Yet Much Hawaiian History Is Gone (Read here.)
Maui wildfires expose rift over island’s tourism: ‘We’re more vulnerable than anyone admits’ — The Guardian
This summary of where to donate comes from the Honolulu Civil Beat, a fabulous independent site.
Here are some organizations accepting donations for emergency efforts. Links attached to the organization names below will take you directly to donation checkout pages.
Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong fund: Focusing on rapid response and working with local nonprofits to understand community needs. More details.