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Extending the Aloha Spirit and Uniting for Relief
Renowned for its beauty, serene beaches, and famous Aloha Spirit, the Hawaiian islands have devastatingly been marred by deadly wildfires. These fires have claimed the lives of at least 96 people, forced more than 11,000 to evacuate, and left communities in despair. The wildfires are now considered the largest natural disaster in Hawaii state history, and the deadliest wildfire in modern U.S. history, which means the need for immediate and sustained support has never been greater.
In the face of unprecedented devastation, the raging wildfires have not only left a trail of destruction but have also brought forth the unyielding spirit of solidarity and compassion. As we come together to help those in need, we’ve compiled a list of credible relief organizations that are actively working to provide emergency assistance to the victims of this tragedy. Here are some recommendations that you can use to get involved in supporting Maui, the town of Lahaina, and the affected Hawaiian communities.
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Support Nonprofits Making an Impact for the Affected Communities
We pulled a list of organizations that are providing aid to the victims and communities that have been impacted by the catastrophic wildfires. We encourage you to get involved in their efforts as the devastation continues.
- Aloha United Way, Inc. (EIN: 99-0073494)
- Maui Food Bank, Inc. (EIN: 99-0315110)
- Hawaii Community Foundation (EIN: 99-0261283)
- Maui United Way (EIN: 99-0086524)
The Aloha United Way, Inc., Maui Food Bank, Inc., Hawaii Community Foundation, and Maui United Way are all credible nonprofit organizations that have taken up the mantle of providing relief to those affected by the wildfires.
To get involved in charitable fundraising for the cause, we encourage you to support the recommended nonprofits shared above. Through ShoppingGives, you can support the organizations individually, or as a group through our “Hawaii Wildfire Relief” cause portfolio.
To maximize impact for the affected communities, we recommend increasing your typical donation amounts for a limited time in support of the cause. For example, if you typically donate 1% on purchases, you could increase your donation amount to 20% for a week.
You could also increase the donation amount on a specific product or product collection to raise awareness for the cause, as well as increase the amount of impact made. Donating 50% on a specific product towards the Hawaii Wildfire Relief portfolio has the power to create incredible impact for a timely cause.
Get Involved in the Unprecedented Crisis
As Hawaii battles these unprecedented wildfires, it’s crucial that we come together to support the affected communities. By donating to relief organizations like Aloha United Way, Maui Food Bank, Hawaii Community Foundation, and Maui United Way, your business has the opportunity to become a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change. Let’s stand together, extend the Aloha Spirit, and make a lasting impact on the lives of those who need it the most.