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How to help those affected by Maui wildfires

DAYTON — For those who want to donate and help those affected by the wildfires on the Hawaii island of Maui, here are some organizations providing support:

The American Red Cross

Disaster workers from the American Red Cross are in Maui, “working around the clock to help those affected,” the group says. To donate, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

You can also go to cbsnews.com/redcross to make a donation.

The Hawai’i Community Foundation

The Hawai’i Community Foundation is accepting donations through its Maui Strong Fund. The foundation has already raised $1 million to help fire victims, Hawaii News Now reports. To donate, visit the fund’s website. For questions or additional information, please contact Donor Services at donorservices@hcf-hawaii.org or (808) 566-5560.

Maui United Way

Maui United Way, founded in 1945, works to address Maui’s vital needs by focusing on education, income and health. The organization has set up a Maui Fire and Disaster Relief Donations Page. All donations are processed online.

Maui Food Bank

Maui Food Bank provides “safe and nutritious food” to anyone in Maui County who is at risk of going hungry, the organization says. Maui Food Bank also donates food to disaster relief efforts on the island. “With every $1 donated, the Maui Food Bank can provide 4 meals to the hungry living in our island community,” the food bank pledges. To donate, visit the food bank’s website,

Maui Nui Strong

A project of the County of Maui, Maui Nui Strong provides information and resources for people in the community. You can make a donation, volunteer, or seek support on their website, mauinuistrong.info.

Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation

The Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation is a nonprofit, no-kill rescue center that’s been caring for animals on Maui since 2011, and it’s been extra busy taking care of pets for families displaced by the fires. You can make a donation online to help.

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