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.
- Maui United Way Fire and Disaster Relief
- Hawaiʻi Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund
- Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement Kākoʻo Maui Fund
- Maui Food Bank
- Chef Hui Maui Wildfires Emergency Relief Volunteer Form
- Maui Humane Society
- Lāhui Foundation Fire Recovery Efforts
- The Salvation Army Hawaiʻi
- Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies
- The Hawaiʻi Fire Relief Housing Program
Applications are open for property owners willing to offer available homes and other housing units to displaced Maui residents.
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:
Email: HawaiiEMA@hawaii.gov or firstname.lastname@example.org
- RED CROSS:
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.
- State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) Maui Wildfire Response
Non-emergency medical care, prescription refills, and mental health services are available at locations in Lāhainā and Wailuku.
- Hawai’i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
View up-to-date domestic violence resources on Maui, including assistance with protection orders, domestic violence shelter, and how to find clothing and other essentials.
Food & Shelter
- Maui Nui Strong Temporary Housing Resources
Temporary housing continues to be available for displaced Maui residents.
- 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 Hot Foods Waiver
SNAP recipients affected by the Maui wildfires may purchase hot foods with SNAP benefits at select retailers through October 14, 2023.
Locating Loved Ones
- Maui Wildfire Disaster Unaccounted For List
View the vetted list of missing persons compiled by the federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Maui Police Department and contact information regarding missing persons. The list continues to be updated as information becomes available.
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.
- Hawaiʻi DOH Vital Records Online Ordering and Tracking
- Hawaiʻi DOH Vital Records Replacement Fact Sheet for Maui Wildfires
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 DOH.MauiVR@doh.hawaii.gov.
Financial Relief Resolution
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hawaiʻi Wildfires Disaster Assistance
All individuals who were impacted by the Maui fires should apply for FEMA assistance. Submit an application online or call 800-621-FEMA (3362).
Note: If you have insurance, file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot help with losses already covered by insurance.
- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center
In-person assistance is available daily from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM at FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center at the University of Hawaiʻi – Maui College (310 W. Kaʻahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI 96731).
- FEMA Hawaiʻi Wildfires Rumor Control and Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about frequently asked questions and how to keep yourself, your ʻohana, and your community safe by being aware of rumors and scams in the aftermath of the wildfires.
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans for Hawaiʻi Wildfires
SBA loans provide assistance for homeowners, renters, nonprofits, and businesses of all sizes. Maui County is currently eligible for SBA disaster assistance. Kalawao County is also eligible for economic injury assistance.
- SBA Hawaiʻi Wildfires Disaster Loans Fact Sheet
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 has been extended to October 25, 2023.
- State of Hawaiʻi Office of Language Access Maui Wildfire Response
Resources for people affected by the Maui wildfires are currently available in 12 languages. More languages will be added.
- Library of translated documents
Compilation of translated documents. Sort by language and type of resource.
Assistance for Veterans
Veterans on Maui who need assistance can visit any of these locations from 10:00am – 2:00pm:
5095 Nāpilihau Street
Lāhainā, HI 96761
700 Halia Nakoa Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
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 mauicounty.gov/water. For more information, call the department at 808-270-7344.