Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those that were affected and for those that lost their lives. Please consider supporting the organizations at the end of this blog post.
The Maui wildfires have had a profound impact on the local community, displacing residents, causing property damage, and disrupting daily life, prompting a resilient response from residents and local businesses alike. During times of crisis, communities often come together to support one another, and this spirit of unity extends to local businesses, including hotels. Here, we shine a light on some of the hotels on Maui that went above and beyond to assist their guests, staff, and the community during the Maui wildfires.
Royal Lahaina Resort & Bungalows
According to Hawaii Governor, Josh Green, Royal Lahaina Resort was the first hotel to step up to the plate and offer housing for those displaced from the wildfire.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea:
This resort opened its doors to evacuees, providing shelter, food, and support for those displaced by the fires.
Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort:
This Maui staple offered refuge to evacuees and donated surplus food and supplies to local shelters and organizations.
Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Created the Fairmont Kea Lani Kōkua Fund which is providing immediate and long-term financial assistance to our colleagues and local Maui charities.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort
Offered their facilities to evacuees, provided medical assistance to those in need, and organized fundraisers to support local charities and relief efforts.
If you want to donate to help those affected by the fires, here are some ways to do so (thank you CBS News for this list:
The American Red Cross
Disaster workers from the American Red Cross are in Maui, "working around the clock to help those affected," the group says. To donate, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Hawai'i Community Foundation
The Hawai'i Community Foundation is accepting donations through its Maui Strong Fund. The foundation has already raised $1 million to help fire victims, Hawaii News Now reports. To donate, visit the fund's website. For questions or additional information, please contact Donor Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 566-5560.
Maui United Way
Maui United Way, founded in 1945, works to address Maui's vital needs by focusing on education, income and health. The organization has set up a Maui Fire and Disaster Relief Donations Page. All donations are processed online.
Maui Food Bank
Maui Food Bank provides "safe and nutritious food" to anyone in Maui County who is at risk of going hungry, the organization says. Maui Food Bank also donates food to disaster relief efforts on the island. "With every $1 donated, the Maui Food Bank can provide 4 meals to the hungry living in our island community," the food bank pledges. To donate, visit the food bank's website,
Maui Nui Strong
A project of the County of Maui, Maui Nui Strong provides information and resources for people in the community. You can make a donation, volunteer, or seek support on their website, mauinuistrong.info.
Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation
The Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation is a nonprofit, no-kill rescue center that's been caring for animals on Maui since 2011, and it's been extra busy taking care of pets for families displaced by the fires. You can make a donation online to help.