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A devastating wildfire occurred on the island of Maui on August 8th, 2023. The fire destroyed much of the town of Lahaina, including its historic Front Street, and includes a death toll that continues to rise.

As a business here in Maui, Meyer Computer, Inc. is part of the community and has a vested interest in the well-being of its residents. The Lahaina tragedy is a heartbreaking event that has had a devastating impact on all the people of Maui. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and the destruction of property.

The community is grieving the loss of loved ones and trying to rebuild their lives. The people of Lahaina are strong and resilient, and they will get through this difficult time but are in dire need of resources and financial aid.

All our thoughts and support go out to all those directly affected, we understand the importance of getting critical and accurate information out there on how to help. Especially as there are always scammers out there ready to take advantage – even from those in critical need. With that in mind, we are supplying all the vital information that will allow people to get help directly to Maui, its people, and the animals who need it most.

How You Can Help!

Cash Donations

Are you here in Maui & Ready to Help?

Donate Supplies To Maui Fire Victims

  • Maui Food Bank is collecting and distributing food and items. A current list is kept up-to-date on their website with drop-off locations in Central and South Maui.
  • Maui Family YMCA is collecting and distributing school supplies, backpacks, and other essential items to assist displaced students returning to school.
  • Maui County Emergency Shelters – People and organizations wishing to contribute to Maui County relief efforts may fill in an online form with what they can help with.

Volunteer To Help Maui Fire Victims

Here are some organizations looking for help serving victims and aiding in recovery efforts on Maui:

Avoid Scams

The State Attorney General’s office is urging people to use caution when choosing where to send their money and donations. “I know that the people of Hawaii will come to the aid of our families, neighbors, and communities,” says Attorney General Lopez. “We are already seeing various fundraising efforts being promoted on social media platforms and online. In moments of crisis, we all must be extra vigilant against bad actors who try to take advantage of people’s goodwill.”

Additional details about the Lahaina tragedy:

  • The fire started on August 8th, 2023, and it quickly spread due to strong winds and dry conditions.
  • The fire destroyed over 2,000 structures, including homes, businesses, and historic buildings.
  • The fire also caused widespread power outages and disrupted transportation.
  • The search for missing persons is ongoing, and the death toll is expected to rise as the search continues.
  • The Lahaina tragedy is the deadliest wildfire in the United States in the last 100 years.
  • The fire was a major blow to the Hawaiian community, as Lahaina is a culturally significant town that was once the capital of the Hawaiian kingdom.