Here, we’ve compiled a list of all the West Side winners, including status updates and ways to provide support.
Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced the launch of this fund on Aug. 31, pledging to contribute $10 million.
The advisory in Lāhainā includes neighborhoods from Puamana to Leialiʻi Parkway, according to the county. In Kula, the affected area spans from Waiʻale Gulch to just beyond Ulupalakua.
Maui residents have been manifesting rain, but this actually may be harmful to the waters surrounding Lāhainā following the Aug. 8 wildfire that destroyed most of the town, leaving potentially toxic chemicals and materials in its wake.
Mayor Richard Bissen encouraged family members of missing persons to visit the Family Assistance Center at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Kāʻanapali between 10am and 8pm daily and give a DNA sample.
Over a week after wildfires decimated the historic town of Lāhainā, there have been numerous reports of live animals in the affected area.
Maui United Way launched its Maui Fire Disaster Relief Fund on Aug. 18, just over a week after the devastating Aug. 8 wildfires that decimated the historic Lāhainā Town and destroyed nearly 20 homes in Kula.
“These folks out here on West Maui did not wait. They helped each other,” Bissen said of residents’ fast-acting relief efforts. “I like to call it locally led and government supported.”
Maui residents concerned about animal rescuers being denied access to the cleared areas of Lāhainā held a protest in Wailuku on Friday.
The office of U.S. Representative Jill Tokuda will hold a federal resource fair in Kīhei on Saturday, Aug. 19, for Maui residents who have been affected by the Aug. 8 wildfires.