• Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief - How to Help

    On behalf of our Centers, Members, Professionals and Participants affected by the wildfires on Maui and Hawaii Island this week, we wanted to share this update given to us by our PATH Intl. Region 11 Ambassador Chrissy Stout and provide our community with resources to support the relief efforts.

    Update from Maui:

    Thank you to those checking in and offering love and support following the devastating wildfires on Maui and Hawaii Island this week. While relief efforts have begun, the fires are still not 100% contained, and many areas remain unsecured. The loss of life, homes, and livelihoods is unimaginable, and so much help is still needed for our communities in Lahaina and Upcountry Maui. I know it's hard to watch from afar and not know how to help. Here are a few vetted suggestions:
    1. Hawaii Community Foundation established a Maui Strong Fund to support community-based rapid response and recovery efforts. Funding will support evolving needs, including shelter, food, financial assistance, and other services. Link to donate:
    2. Makawao Veterinary Clinic (led by Dr. Clayton Matchett) is mobilizing to enter disaster areas to provide critical care to large and small animals. The veterinarians are donating their time but asking for help with the hard costs of medicines and supplies. Link to donate:
    3. Maui United Way established a Maui Fire Disaster Relief Fund providing direct relief to families and nonprofits affected by the fires. Link to donate:
    Your support is so appreciated. If any of these links are not working, that is good news; it means many people are on the sites trying to help. Please just keep trying.

    Mahalo from Hawaii. We feel your aloha.
    Chrissy Stout

    PATH Intl. Region 11 Ambassador

    CTRI, Mentor