Maui & Hawaii County Wildfires: August 2023
Please help our communities recover from the devistation caused by the August 2023 Wildfires.(Donate directly to the Hawaii VOAD via the button below. Cash is best.)
Cash is Best
Cash offers Hawaii VOAD the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources. Organizations typically prefer cash donations because they allow our members to:
- Purchase food, water, medicine, and equipment from secure and familiar supply chains
- Buy materials locally. This can help rebuild the local economy
- Conserve resources. Money is always necessary and cheap to send, but the cost to ship material supplies can be expensive.
- Remember, material supplies such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, and mixed or perishable food require helping agencies to redirect volunteer labor away from providing direct one-on-one assistance to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors.