Women’s League Cares – The collective WE of WLCJ can make a difference!

Women’s League Cares – The collective WE of WLCJ can make a difference!
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Jerilynn Payne
August 16, 2023

The Maui Hawaii wildlife fire is one of the deadliest wildfires in modern United States history with a death toll of, as of August 18, 110 people and climbing. Teams, some with cadaver dogs, are focused on locating over 1,000 missing people as they methodically search structures and charred ruins. Over 13, 000 people are homeless. Some people have sheltered with the assistance of various organizations. The rapidly moving fire devastated over 2,200 structures mostly in the historic city of Lahaina. The needs are great, and WE can help. Thank you.

Hawaii Community Foundation

On Aug 10., Gov. Green’s office shared a link for donations to the Hawaii Community Foundation‘s “Maui Strong” fund. The fund was created to provide community resilience with resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

American Red Cross of Hawaii

The American Red Cross of Hawaii is accepting donations to help those displaced by the wildfire find safe shelters where they can get information, eat a hot meal, charge their phone, pick up relief supplies and get health services. 

Additionally, shoppers in Hawaii can donate up to $249 in the checkout lines of local Foodland grocery stores to support the American Red Cross of Hawaii’s efforts.

Jewish Federations of North America

Jewish Federations of North America launched a Hawaii Wildfire Fund for urgent humanitarian aid, including toiletries, first-aid kits, non-perishable foods, baby supplies and more, that will support those affected by the fires. Jewish Federation partners are on the ground to assess additional needs.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is on the ground in Maui helping those affected by the fires. The Red Cross Disaster Relief fund enables the organization to prepare for and respond to crises like wildfires. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.


Americares has a long history of helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. The organization is now accepting donations in response to the Maui wildfires.

Feeding America

Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks, food pantries, and community-based organizations in the United States, which helps to provide essential resources during a disaster. Through donations, the organization is working to help feed those affected by the Maui wildfires.

Aloha United Way

Aloha United Way, a non-profit organization based in Honolulu, has created the Maui Fire Relief Fund with donations going directly toward efforts that support victims of the fires as well as providing support for individuals in need of shelter, food, clothing and more.

Hawaii Community Foundation

Hawaii Community Foundation is working to support communities affected by the Maui wildfires through the Maui Strong Fund. The foundation is accepting donations which will provide resources for disaster response and recovery.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division is accepting donations to provide meals for the thousands of displaced residents in Maui emergency shelters. 

The Maui Food Bank

The Maui Food Bank will use donations to help provide meals for displaced residents. The organizations says with every $1 given, they can provide 4 meals to those in the community.



Help the Maui Jewish Community

Countless Jews from the West Side of Maui have lost their homes, businesses and all of their belongings.

​Maui Kosher Farm is hosting and feeding many misplaced locals and tourists.

Anything you can give to help alleviate the loss is greatly appreciated!

All proceeds will go to assisting our fellow Jews affected by the fires.

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. Donations sent in will allow the organization to continue working with local partners in Maui to get much-needed meals to evacuees and emergency workers.

How can I help pets affected by the fires?

It’s not just people who have been displaced or injured by the wildfires. Pets, too, need our help. Here’s how you can help displaced pets.

Maui Humane Society

The Maui Humane Society is accepting donations on its website and on Facebook to help feed and care for displaced pets, many of whom need medical treatment.

“Pet food, pop-up kennels, and litter are pivotal to providing sustenance to animals, as staff and volunteers are putting together kits for families and animals in need,” the organization, whose shelter was already over capacity before the fires began, wrote on Facebook.

You can also help by ordering supplies from the Maui Humane Society’s Amazon Wishlist that will be delivered directly to the organization.