Ways you can help fire victims in Hawai'i from afar
If you're looking to support victims of the deadly wildfire in Hawai'i, but don't know where to start, here are a few ideas.
What's happening: Some local restaurants have been running fundraisers.
- Seattle Met has a list of several that are still ongoing and that you can still participate in.
- Or you can check this list on Instagram of dozens of restaurants participating in an initiative called "Seattle for Maui," where the restaurants donate a portion of their sales to relief efforts.
If you want to donate directly, The Hawai'i Community Foundation has a Maui Strong Fund that takes donations to help provide victims with food, shelter and financial support, along with other services.
Plus: Maui United Way is providing grants to grassroots organizations to help assist victims on the ground.
- The American Red Cross of Hawaii is accepting donations to help provide displaced residents with food, shelter and emotional support.
- The Maui Food Bank is taking donations that will help feed displaced residents.
Not sure if a charity is legitimate? Check whether it's a registered charity on the Hawaii Attorney General's website.
- You can also check whether it has a positive rating on charitynavigator.org.
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