The Hawaiʻi Workers Center is proud to stand with Maui in the aftermath of the devastating Lāhainā wildfires. Please read our full statement below:HWC-Maui-Statement-updated
We are proud to be partnering with the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) in support of workers and their families impacted by the Maui wildfires. Funds will go both directly to aid workers and their families and to continue our organizing on Maui, to make sure we recover the right way. Read NAFCON’s full statement and call for donations.
Maui ʻohana, take a look at these MedQUEST Redetermination Updates for Maui County.
Reach out to us if you have questions about your Medicaid renewal.
Other reputable organizations to support:
Maui Aloha: The People’s Response
The Hawaiʻi Peoples’ Fund is a trusted organization providing funding to projects serving Hawaiʻi. Their Maui Aloha: The People’s Response fundraiser is no different— quickly supporting organizations and organizers already doing the work on the ground in Maui.
Maui Mutual Aid Resource Guide
Hawaiʻi Alliance for Progressive Action (HAPA) has created a mutual aid guide with resources of all kinds. This exhaustive list combines resources all across islands and all areas of need for folks to mālama our Maui ʻohana. See the guide for food distribution sites, donation drop offs, shelter locations, online donation resources, task forces, and more.
UNITEHERE! Local 5:
We grieve the 100+ lives taken by the wildfires in Maui.
Only 25% of land scorched has been searched by rescue teams,
& there are still 1,300 people missing.
Only 10 days since the onset of the deadliest wildfires recorded in history, and local residents are already receiving offers from real estate agents attempting to buy up their land.
The long-term impacts of this latest climate emergency will be felt hardest by local, frontline, poor, and working-class Hawaiians. Instead of being given the necessary support to mourn this collective loss and trauma, they are forced to defend their lands and livelihood.
Our partners at Unite Here have set up a hardship fund for their members in Maui who are part of Unite Here Local 5. Please join us in standing in solidarity with Local 5 members, their families, and their communities during this time of immense devastation.