Resources and Ways to Help Maui

Updated: Sep. 8, 2023  

Maui residents displaced from their homes by the devastating wildfires have many immediate and long-term needs. In times of crisis, we must act with aloha. Our community of REALTORS® and industry partners are good neighbors and there are many ways to help. >> How your REALTOR® associations are helping

Here we have consolidated the resources available through the REALTOR® association community and reputable Hawai'i nonprofit organizations that directly aid the Maui relief effort to help you determine where to direct your support.

FRAUD TIP: If you give to the Maui relief effort, use caution when choosing where you donate.

  • Best practice: Donate directly via a trusted, reputable organization's official website and donation portal such as HI-EMA approved donors for Maui fire relief and those provided below.
  • Beware of fake charity websites created by scammers seeking to take advantage of people's generosity. Search for the charity at Charity Navigator to verify. Additional resources here (State of Hawaii Tax & Charities Division).



REALTORS® Association of Maui Community Foundation

  • Funds support Maui Fire Department, first responders, and efforts to help people displaced from their homes due to the wildfires

DONATE  *Select: General Community Foundation from drop-down box


Supply Donation:
REALTORS® Association of Maui (RAM) is serving as a donation hub to collect supplies of non-perishable food, bottled water, and toiletries, at its office in Kahului.

  • Updated: Amazon Wish List has been updated with immediate-need/priority items for Maui residents impacted by the fires (list created by Hawai’i Island REALTORS® with input from RAM)
  • Supplies purchased from the Wish List will ship directly to the RAM office in Kahului



Housing for Displaced Residents:
Local REALTOR® associations collectively support connecting displaced Maui residents who need short-term and long-term housing with those who have housing available (homes/rooms/'ohana units/ADUs) on Maui and the neighbor islands. is a new industry-sponsored website created to share disaster resource information.

State program: 
HHFDC: Hawaiʻi Fire Relief Housing Program
This referral service aims to pair displaced Maui residents in need of housing with Hawai'i homeowners with available units.

  • For property owners and landlords - Offer your home or available housing unit >> Complete form
  • For displaced residents in need of housing >> Complete form


NAR REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF)

  • NAR awards $1.5 million relief grant to assist Maui victims with their housing payments
  • NEW: Application for disaster relief assistance now available
    Homeowners and renters displaced because their primary residence was damaged or destroyed by the Maui wildfires may apply for housing assistance up to $3,000 per household -- funds must go towards either their monthly mortgage expenses, rental cost, or hotel reimbursement to be eligible. First come, first served. Deadline to apply: December 31, 2023. More information

DONATE  or text TEAMRRF to 71777 (REALTORS® and Non-REALTORS® can donate to RRF)

HCF: Maui Strong Fund

  • Funds are being distributed to provide rapid response and recovery resources for the Maui wildfires


Hawaii Red Cross

  • Providing disaster relief assistance and shelter to Maui fire victims

DONATE  *Select Hawaii Wildfires from drop-down box or text HAWAII to 90999 to make a $10 donation


Maui United Way

  • Funds will provide direct relief to families and nonprofits directly affected by the Maui fires


Hawaii Salvation Army

  • Funds support disaster response efforts to provide Maui fire victims with food, shelter, and other critical services

DONATE  or text HAWAIIFIRE to 51555 

Maui Humane Society

  • Funds go towards lifesaving medical procedures and supplies for family pets


Maui Food Bank

  • Funds to provide food at distribution points and shelters across Maui


Supply Donation:
Hawai'i Foodbank will collect and send items requested by Maui Food Bank as needed. Their most needed supplies include – baby food and formula, pop-top canned proteins and meals, rice, snacks, diapers, peanut butter, protein and breakfast bars, and toiletry items.

  • Hawai'i Foodbank O'ahu Warehouse: 2611 Kilihau St, Honolulu, HI 96819 | Open: M-F from 8 AM-4 PM​

CNHA: Kākoʻo Maui Fund

  • Funds from this match donation campaign support evolving needs, including shelter, food, financial assistance, and other services as identified by partners doing critical work on Maui



Updated: Sep. 8, 2023 

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