Our heart is in Maui. Our home and birthplace, Lahaina, has suffered a tremendous fire. We are fortunate that the Avelo team is safe. However, the Lahaina dive shops, including our headquarter shop, have suffered greatly. The following list of resources was gathered by DEMA to help those affected by the fires.Dive With Harmony
Our first Avelo Dive Center, Dive With Harmony was lost entirely in the Lahaina fire. This fund has been created to help them with the cost of their business.Aloha United Way
Aloha United Way has set up the Maui Fire Relief Fund where donations will go directly to Maui United Way to support Maui victims.Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
CNHA is matching up to $250,000 in community donations providing critical assistance to families and businesses in Lahaina.The Hawaiʻi Community Foundation
The Hawai'i Community Foundation's Maui Strong Fund was created to provide community resilience with resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The fund is currently being used to support communities affected by the wildfires on Maui.The Lahui Foundation
The Lāhui Foundation strives to become a dependable resource for underrepresented and underserved communities here in Hawai'i. They are asking for monetary donations that will go directly to fire recovery efforts for residents of Maui.Maui Food Bank
The Maui Food Bank collaborates with various relief organizations to distribute supplies throughout Maui County.Maui Mutual Aid Fund
The Maui Mutual Aid is a local effort run by volunteers. They are asking for donations to provide support to vulnerable residents, such as the elderly, those with physical disabilities, renters, and individuals without insurance. More information here.Maui United Way
Maui United Way is accepting donations to its Maui Fire and Disaster Relief fund - all donations will provide direct relief to families and nonprofits directly affected by the Maui Fire Disaster.The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is providing food and resources for Maui wildfire evacuees.
A central page for all fundraisers related to the Maui Wildfires has been established here.
If you are trying to locate a loved one or interested in helping those in need, the following Facebook groups (among others) may be of some assistance:
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