Aloha Rotarians & Friends of Rotary,

I am sure you are aware of the devastating news regarding the recent fire hurricane on Maui. The Maui fires are the most devastating destruction in our state since Hawaii joined the US in 1959. As of this morning,  93 deaths have been reported and there are likely to be many more. So painful to think about!

There are 53 Rotary clubs in Hawaii and 8 of them are on the island of Maui.  Our District has set up a special fund to benefit Maui Fire Victims. All funds are being channeled through the Rotary District 5000 Foundation. A committee has been organized to determine the greatest needs for the distribution of monies in Maui.  These funds will be used over the next year for the recovery and rebuilding phase of Maui which will take many, many years.


If you would prefer to mail a check, send it to:
Rotary District 5000 Foundation
PO Box 2784
Honolulu, HI 96803
If you are donating from a Donor Advised Fund, use EIN: 99-0339185

If you wish to support Maui IN DISASTER RELIEF, you can contribute directly to the Maui Food Bank, or to the World Central Kitchen, who are cooking on Maui to provide meals.

You can also help our Maui Ohana by donating to the Hawai'i Red Cross (American Red Cross of Hawai╩╗i) 
To volunteer, you can email The Red Cross is assisting folks who are searching for folks on Maui. Contact by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

The REALTORS® Association of Maui is also working to connect people with homes on Maui with people who were displaced by the fires. Please reach out to anyone you may know with space over on Maui. It takes a village, and you can help make an impact by reaching out to friends, and family to support the Maui community. If you know of an available home, a room, or space on Maui, please reach out to or (808) 873-8585.