Maui Wildfires


The deadliest wildfires to impact the United States in over a century.

In early August 2023, a series of wildfires broke out in the U.S. state of Hawaii, predominantly on the island of Maui. The wind-driven fires prompted evacuations, caused widespread damage, killing at least 115 people and leaving at least 1000 others missing in the town of Lahaina, Hawaii. The path to recovery for those affected will be long and difficult - immediately, EAF and our Fund Partners sprung into action to get relief into the hands of those impacted.



Measurable relief.

Together with our Fund Partners, we worked to ensure financial assistance reached those in need.

Making a direct, positive impact.

Emergency Assistance Foundation was committed to helping as many impacted individuals and families as possible. In addition to the financial assistance distributed through our existing funds – sponsored by our Fund Partners to help their employees in need – we also launched the Maui Wildfires Relief Fund, a standalone fund that allowed organizations and individuals the opportunity to donate, thereby directly putting money into the hands of those affected by these devastating fires.

I donated to the Maui Wildfires Relief Fund because Maui holds a special place in my heart. It's not just a beautiful island; it's a community of people who have been affected by these devastating fires. It's our duty to support our neighbors when they're in need, and this is my way of saying, 'I'm here for you, Maui.' Together, we can help them rebuild and restore the island's beauty.


In their own words.

Below are some first-hand stories from individuals who received grants in the aftermath of the devastating wildfires in Maui.


"Mahalo Mahalo for helping myself and my fellow team members! After the devastating wildfires here in Maui, this grant helped me buy food and clothing for myself and my young children during these trying times.

This relief fund has made my heart happy, and allowed us some breathing room while we figure out what is next in such a stressful time.

-Raene, Grant Recipient

“I’m so very grateful for my company and to the donors who have made this grant possible for those of us impacted by such a tragic loss and horrific devastation from the Lahaina Town fire. My family lost our home to the fires, and we will now have to rebuild our lives. This fund will be a big help in doing so. Thank you so very kindly for making this grant possible.”

-Kaley, Grant Recipient

“We lost our home due to the Maui Wildfires. Thank you so much for supporting us in our time of need. Your compassion and thoughtfulness is much appreciated, and I will pay it forward through donations to the fund once we are back on our feet. Mahalo!”

-Janis, Grant Recipient


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