Donation & Volunteer Opportunities

Contribute Funds Instead of Supplies
Officials in Maui County currently advise anyone not located on the island of Maui to contribute funds instead of supplies. Monetary donations allow local organizations to secure and distribute needed resources. Avoid shipping donated goods to Maui at this time.

Contribute Supplies (Maui Only)
If you are currently located on Maui, you may be able to donate supplies locally. Types of donations accepted, volunteer needs, and hours of operation vary by site. Up-to-date information is available through Maui County’s Maui Nui Strong website.

Maui self-deployment should be avoided: The island has limited space and congested roads. If you have inquiries about making substantial donations of goods or services, please contact the following individuals for coordination:

  • HIEMA:
    Phone: 808-733-4300
    Email: or
    Register as a volunteer. Please note that this involves an application, background check, and training. Start the process now so you can volunteer ASAP. It is possible to streamline your application by visiting 95 Mahalani Street Conference Room #3 Wailuku, HI 96793 — Building 5.

Please Remain Vigilant About Fraud.

Disasters can attract those looking to take advantage. Watch out for scams, unsolicited messages, or requests for personal/financial info. If you notice anything suspicious, contact FEMA Investigations and Inspections Division: Email –, Phone – 866-223-0814. To access frequently asked questions about common fraud and to understand the process of reporting it, kindly click here.

Stay informed, stay safe, and help protect our community from fraud.

Health Care

Mental Health

Food & Shelter

  • Temporary Emergency Shelter on Maui
    Six hotel locations on Maui are now providing temporary emergency shelter for displaced residents.
  • American Red Cross Shelter Locator
    Shelters are open to anyone in need of food, water, phone charging stations, and other essential support. 
  • Hawaiʻi Fire Relief Housing Program
    Applications are open for displaced Maui residents to connect with homeowners and landlords offering available housing units. An up-to-date listing and interactive map of temporary housing inventory on Maui is now available.
  • Maui Food Bank
    Multiple food distribution sites are open across Maui.
  • SNAP Replacement Benefits
    Current SNAP recipients on Maui are eligible for replacement credit for any food destroyed in the fires that was purchased with August 2023 SNAP benefits.
  • SNAP Hot Foods Waiver 
    SNAP recipients affected by the Maui wildfires are now able to purchase hot foods with SNAP benefits through September 14, 2023.

Locating Loved Ones

  • Maui County Family Assistance Center (FAC)
    A “one-stop shop” of resources and services for individuals and families affected by the fires. Those with loved ones still unaccounted for are urged to visit the FAC for assistance.
  • Maui Wildfire Disaster Unaccounted For List
    A vetted list of names compiled by the federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The list will be updated as information becomes available. If you have more information about anyone on the list, or believe a name should be added to the list, contact the FBI at (808) 566-4300 or as soon as possible.
  • Maui Fires People Locator
    A crowd-sourced list managed by community volunteers on Maui. 
  • American Red Cross Reunification Information
    For immediate assistance, call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) and select Option 4 for “Hawaiʻi Wildfires.” Provide as much information as possible about the missing person.

Replacing Vital Records

Replacement vital records, including birth and marriage certificates, can be ordered online through the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH). Fees for first replacement copies are being waived for Maui residents with a FEMA disaster assistance ID number and/or a valid Lāhainā residential address.

For further assistance, contact the Maui Vital Records hotline at (808) 984-2400 ext. 6-4602, Monday through Friday 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, or via email at

Financial Relief Resolution

Employment and Jobs

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
    Workers, business owners, and self-employed individuals in Maui County who became unemployed or had their work hours reduced or interrupted due to the wildfires may be eligible for DUA benefits for the period of August 13, 2023, through February 10, 2024. Eligible Maui residents should apply as soon as possible. The application deadline is September 25, 2023.

Multilingual Resources

Assistance for Veterans

Veterans on Maui who need assistance can visit any of these locations from 10:00am – 2:00pm:

Nāpili Plaza
5095 Nāpilihau Street
Lāhainā, HI 96761

War Memorial
700 Halia Nakoa Street
Wailuku, HI 96793

Lahaina Gateway
325 Keawe Street
Lāhainā, HI 96761

Each of the locations above will have Mental Health Services, Nursing Services, Pharmacy Services, Social Work Services, and HUDVASH consultations available from VAPIHCS. Donated items will be distributed as they become available.

VA has created a resource page and Veterans can also call 1-800-214-1306 to speak with someone about resources that are available to them.

Official Maui County Websites

  • Maui Nui Strong Website
    Provide resources for those who need help, as well as those who want to provide help. Updated daily.
  • Maui Department of Water Supply
    Unsafe water advisories for Upper Kula and Lahaina are currently in effect. Residents should not drink and/or boil water. Bottled water should be used for all drinking, brushing teeth, ice making, and food preparation until further notice. Residents are unable to treat the water in any way to make it safe. For maps of the affected areas, visit For more information, call the department at 808-270-7344.