Maui Wildfires - donations, assistance

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As you know, there are wildfires in Maui currently.

Sifu Matsuo lives in Hawaii (no, I've not heard from him but assume that he and his immediate family are safe), and it got me to thinking to donate to relief funds ... and to post something here along that line. 


Here's an article put out by Hawaii Public Radio listing ways to help:

A lot of it is ways to help if you actually live in Hawaii, here's a section of opportunity to donate from afar:



Maui Strong Fund: Online

The Hawaiʻi Community Foundation started a Maui Strong Fund to support residents affected by the wildfires, which firefighting crews continue to battle in Lahaina, Pulehu/Kīhei and Upcountry areas. Individuals can donate at can be made at


There is a credit card processing fee, but HCF will not take an administrative fee, and 100% of the money will be given to the service provider.


The fund has been seeded with $1 million.



- Trunk

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