August 15, 2023
The Committee on Social Concerns has made the following initial donations to immediately support relief efforts and individuals impacted by the devastating wildfires on Maui. Omimai is an expression of caring for those affected by this disaster.
|$10,000||Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund|
|$10,000||Maui Food Bank|
|$5,000||Hawaii Red Cross|
|$1,000||Makawao Hongwanji to support evacuees and first responders at local evacuation center with food and water.|
|$1,000||Rev. Ai Hironaka of Lahaina Hongwanji Mission (Omimai)|
|$500||Rev. Gensho Hara of Lahaina Jodo Mission (Omimai)|
|$500||Rev. Takayuki Meguro of Lahaina Shingon Mission (Omimai)|
You can find additional updates on the Maui fire disaster from Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii by using the shortcut link http://honpahi.link/fire.
Mahalo for your continued generosity and support of our relief efforts!
Rev. Blayne Higa, Chair
Committee on Social Concerns
About the Maui Strong Fund
If you’d like to donate to support relief efforts on Maui today, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii recommends the Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund — 100% of your donation goes directly to grants awarded to on-the-ground relief efforts by local and national relief agencies on Maui. https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/maui-strong
About HHMH Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief Fund
If you’d like to help Lahaina Hongwanji families displaced by the wildfires and support relief efforts on Maui, the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii has established the Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief Fund with three convenient and secure ways to donate: