#HelpHawaii – Direct Support for Families with Injury and Loss

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Raised: $195,553.00 Goal: $200,000.00
Minimum amount is $ Maximum amount is $
By Raymond McCarthy
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Maui Fire Survivors – Direct Support for Families with Injury and Loss

In the wake of the devastating fire that burned through Maui, surviving families are left grappling with the aftermath. Many have not only lost their homes, but their loved ones inside. School closures left many children at home while parents worked, all without warning of the coming devastation. The fire swept through thousands of homes, leaving hundreds of families separated with injured, missing, and deceased loved ones. The number of deaths is now over 100 while over 1,000 remain unaccounted for. The tragedy has left families in need of immediate medical and essential living needs. This disaster was unprecedented, and so must be our response.

❤️ Why Your Support Matters

We are launching this crowdfunding campaign with a single, heartfelt purpose: to alleviate medical and financial burdens of the survivors. Every dollar you donate will go directly towards:

    1. Medical and Funeral Bills: Many victims sustained injuries during the wildfire and the subsequent evacuation. From burns to respiratory issues, their road to recovery is paved with exorbitant medical and funeral costs.
    2. Essential Living Needs: With their homes and livelihoods gone, many are struggling just to feed their families, find shelter, and purchase basic necessities.

Defend A Family From Predatory Land Grabs

  • For those who can afford, a $10,000 contribution defends a family from a barrage of real estate predation attempting to take the land of the family’s burned-down home. The less financial means these families have, the less they are able to fight against reliance on a home sale to afford their recovery. Your contribution will directly provide a family sufficient financial means to afford to keep the land they call home for 6 months while they recover from this tragedy, a figure we arrived at based off of the average household spending and income of the 20 families with whom we are in contact. With this contribution level, you give a family the means to defend the place they call home.

💪 Every Dollar Makes an Impact

As with any disaster, the true spirit of humanity shines through in how we come together to support one another. By contributing, you’re not just donating money; you’re giving hope, aiding healing, and rebuilding lives. Even the smallest amount can make a significant difference:

    • $5 can provide a family in need with a meal.
    • $25 can provide a basic first aid and hygiene kit.
    • $100 can contribute to a family’s immediate medical care needs.
    • $500 can provide a week of additional emergency shelter and essentials for a family in need.

🙏 Join Us

With the search and cleanup still underway, survivors need immediate help. By directly helping the affected families of children in Maui, we can most effectively make an impact where it’s needed most right now. Together, we can rebuild and heal our Ohana in Hawaii from this crisis as soon as possible.

💬 Spread The Word

Please make sure to share this campaign on social media and with friends and family. Let’s amplify our impact and stand together in solidarity to support the families of Maui in this time of need. #HelpHawaii

 

VERIFIED | Crowdfund.org – See Where Your Money Goes

When making a donation, it’s important to know where your money goes. With Crowdfund.org, you can see exactly how your donation makes a difference.

The #HelpHawaii campaign on Crowdfund.org maintains full transparency with how every cent is spent. You can see receipts and confirmations under the “Spending” tab. Regular updates will be provided here about the allocation of funds, the number of people helped, and the impact of your contributions.

 

UPDATE 8/16/23 – Our immediate funding efforts are for the families in West Maui suffering from severe injury and loss, in need of urgent medical attention and search-party efforts. Families on the west side of the island are reporting that they are not receiving help from government and charity organizations.

Backer Amount
Anonymous $20.00 November 9, 2023 4:46 am
Anonymous $50.00 October 29, 2023 12:24 am
Max Hirsch $750.00 October 27, 2023 3:11 am
Jordan Dangerfield $1,000.00 October 27, 2023 3:10 am
Katherine Moss $250.00 October 27, 2023 3:06 am
Robert Shepherd $25.00 September 30, 2023 4:18 am
Robert Dunnett $200.00 September 30, 2023 1:21 am
Anonymous $100.00 September 30, 2023 1:10 am
Luisa Fonseca $250.00 September 29, 2023 1:12 am
Edward O'Donnell $150.00 September 29, 2023 1:10 am
Grace Tan $10,000.00 September 29, 2023 1:08 am
Anonymous $100.00 September 28, 2023 2:30 am
Bob and Kathlynn Uenaka $250.00 September 13, 2023 3:01 am
Flora Sanders $150.00 September 13, 2023 12:42 am
Heng Zhang $1,000.00 September 12, 2023 2:52 am
Anonymous $50.00 September 12, 2023 1:08 am
Bob Miller $1,000.00 September 10, 2023 1:41 am
Kate Parker $175.00 September 10, 2023 1:27 am
Shepherd Family $10,000.00 September 10, 2023 1:26 am
Vicky Peterson $175.00 September 10, 2023 12:59 am
Don Stevenson $50.00 September 10, 2023 12:59 am
Oliver Bailey $150.00 September 10, 2023 12:58 am
Carla Lewis $250.00 September 10, 2023 12:57 am
John Bray $10,000.00 September 10, 2023 12:57 am
Eliza Caldwell $175.00 September 10, 2023 12:55 am
Lisa Hunt $100.00 September 10, 2023 12:54 am
Jack Carrington $700.00 September 10, 2023 12:54 am
Christine Olson $150.00 September 10, 2023 12:53 am
Jonathan Blanchard $150.00 September 10, 2023 12:52 am
Dean Wang $250.00 September 10, 2023 12:52 am
Jim Baker $1,200.00 September 10, 2023 12:50 am
McCarthy Family $20,000.00 September 10, 2023 12:49 am
Tom Ato $10,000.00 September 10, 2023 12:49 am
Carly York $100.00 September 10, 2023 12:47 am
Bill Marley $500.00 September 10, 2023 12:46 am
Mary Gillian $280.00 September 10, 2023 12:45 am
Caroline Chen $200.00 September 10, 2023 12:43 am
Aakash Sekar $111.00 September 10, 2023 12:42 am
Singh Family $10,000.00 September 10, 2023 12:40 am
Lori G. $500.00 September 10, 2023 12:39 am
Kelly Wallace $150.00 September 10, 2023 12:38 am
Anderson Family $10,000.00 September 10, 2023 12:37 am
Claire Lee $100.00 September 10, 2023 12:30 am
Nikhil S $200.00 September 10, 2023 12:27 am
Michael Miller $10,000.00 September 10, 2023 12:23 am
Elizabeth Jacobson $250.00 September 10, 2023 12:18 am
Ellen K $80.00 September 10, 2023 12:14 am
Davis Family $10,000.00 September 10, 2023 12:13 am
darisuh s $500.00 September 10, 2023 12:12 am
McGee Family $1,000.00 September 10, 2023 12:10 am
Martin Family $10,000.00 September 10, 2023 12:06 am
Kelly Andrews $150.00 September 10, 2023 12:02 am
Kelly Andrews $50.00 September 9, 2023 11:59 pm
Margaret Smith $250.00 September 9, 2023 11:54 pm
Norm Kaiser $10,000.00 September 9, 2023 11:53 pm
Lauren Hill $100.00 September 9, 2023 11:51 pm
Stephen Johnson $10,000.00 September 9, 2023 11:50 pm
Sarah Hanson $500.00 September 9, 2023 11:45 pm
Anonymous $10,000.00 September 9, 2023 11:43 pm
Liddle Family $10,000.00 September 9, 2023 11:29 pm
Anita Lee $100.00 September 9, 2023 11:28 pm
Reggie Holt $250.00 September 9, 2023 11:23 pm
Michael Reed $10,000.00 September 9, 2023 11:20 pm
Herbert Lindemann $10,000.00 September 9, 2023 11:18 pm
Eric Armstead $10,000.00 September 9, 2023 11:13 pm
Maria Picuri Gress $150.00 August 20, 2023 9:23 pm
Anand I $50.00 August 18, 2023 2:33 pm
Maryann Welch $12.00 August 18, 2023 3:55 am
Zoe Cordova Oakmead Chiropract Care $100.00 August 16, 2023 10:17 pm
Raymond McCarthy $1,000.00 August 16, 2023 1:54 am