Maui Fire Disaster Resources
We are devastated to hear of the damage caused by brush fires in many areas across our island. Please see our online hub for important resources below. Information below and in our articles is from trusted, verified sources.
We are also posting articles on our website with daily updates for the most up to date information.
If you would like to provide your support/services, please click below to fill out the County of Maui form.
If you have questions about visiting Maui during this time, please visit the Hawaii Tourism Authority page.
We are currently acceptinbg monetary donations to directly assist businesses who have been impacted by the fires and their recovery through our Maui Chamber of Commerce Foundation 501(c)(3). 100% of funds will go to impacted businesses.
- American Red Cross
- County of Maui - 8am-4pm Queen Ka'ahumanu Center at the Kane Street entrance
- Feed My Sheep - Accepting food donations
- Habitat for Humanity - Drop-off center for toiletries, toilet paper, diapers, wipes, unused or gently used pillows, blankets, bedsheets, etc. Monday-Saturday 9am-3pm
- J. Walter Cameron Center - Fire relief donation site for water, food supplies, medical supplies
- Maui Brewing Company Kihei - accepting baby items, clothing, blankets, household items, batteries/lighters/tents, etc.
- Maui Food Bank
- Maui Humane Society - Accepting donations & dry and wet pet food, litter, and pop-up kennels
- Maui United Way
- Salvation Army
*Please note: We are hearing there has been an abundance of hot/prepared food donations to the shelters. While this is greatly appreciated, the shelters do not have proper storage to keep these foods. They are encouraging people to continue donating water and non-perishable food items (as well as toiletries, first aid, etc.).
Ready.gov has a helpful list of things to do when recovering from a disaster.
Additionally, we found the following tips:
- Document everything, including calls, and collect receipts for any expenses incurred during this period.
- Provide updated contact information to your contacts, people you do business with, credit card companies, your bank, employees, vendors, suppliers, etc.
- Reach out to your insurance agent/company to report your loss.
- If you lease the space, contact your building owner or property manager.
- Have all utilities turned off.
- If you have any loans, notify lenders about this hardship.
Maui Nui Strong Resource Hub
For more information on how to donate, volunteer, offer services, and look for support, please visit the Maui Nui Strong website.
Family Assistance Center
If you are seeking information on loved ones who are unaccounted for, please visit the Family Assistance Center at the Kahului Community Center - 275 Uhu Street from 10a-8p daily.
A new daily, county shuttle service will operate from 8a-8p for Central Maui shelters to go to Central Maui shopping and medical locations. Call Roberts Hawaii for same-day reservations at 808-871-4838.
FEMA Resources & Assistance
If you, your home, and/or your business were impacted, please FIRST reach out to FEMA. Earlier we sent out information on the SBA disaster loans, but have learned that it is better to apply for FEMA assistance first as it is a grant. They may then refer you to the SBA loans.
To register for FEMA Assistance, you may call 1-800-621-3362 OR
Visit disasterassistance.gov, enter Maui in the search box, then it will redirect you to a page showing Maui County as a declared county. It may take a few seconds for this page to load. There will be a button under that says "Apply Now".
For additional information on FEMA Assistance, please click the button below for their Hawaii Wildfires page.
If you are able to offer temporary housing to those displaced by the fires or if you are looking for housing, please complete the form through HHFDC for the Hawaii Housing Relief Program.
As the emergency declaration has been signed, you can now apply for SBA low-interest disaster loans.
If your home and/or business were damaged/destroyed in the fires, please register with FEMA FIRST.
If your property did not face any physical damage, but you are experiencing economic hardship as a result of the disaster, please apply directly with the SBA for the EIDL.
The SBA offers the following types of loans:
- Home & Personal Property Loans
- Business Physical Disaster Loans
- Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
For more information on the types of loans offered and to apply, click here.
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