Maui Wildfire Relief

Our island has experienced an unimaginable tragedy.  We stand with our Maui ohana to grieve the loss of our friends and families and so much of our island history.  We will continue to stand with you as we all come together to comfort one another and begin the long journey of healing and rebuilding.

Maui Family YMCA Wildfire Relief Fund

Maui Family YMCA is mobilized and ready.  We understand the devastating impact that the Maui fires are having on our community and the urgent need for support. Our Wildfire Relief Fund has been established to provide assistance to those affected by wildfires and help rebuild their lives.

As an organization committed to serving the community, the Y remains open to everyone impacted by the fires. We understand that in times of crisis, basic necessities such as showers, internet access, and a safe space become crucial. That’s why we have opened our doors to residents, offering them access to our facility at no cost.

Our mission goes beyond providing essential amenities. We recognize the importance of fostering a sense of normalcy and community during difficult times. Whether it’s joining a class or program, participating in various activities, or connecting with others, we want to ensure that those affected by the fires have a place to find respite and support.

In the first days of of the disaster, the Y provided immediate shelter at our facility for affected residents and first responders. This was a critical resource and thankfully residents were quickly transitioned to temporary housing.

The Y also immediately partnered with Project Camp, a national nonprofit specializing in child care during crises. For two weeks, we welcomed displaced children into our safe haven, providing them a nurturing environment where they could continue their education and find comfort amidst uncertainty until they were able to attend school.

We continue to pivot our resources as the situation evolves and new needs are identified.  The Y is working with other non profits, state and county agencies to open day camps and out-of-school/after school programs to provide much needed child care for students to engage in learning and enrichment activities along with physical activity and play. 

Recovery will take a long time and the Y is committed to be there for our Maui Ohana.  Maui Family YMCA is collaborating with state and county agencies as well as other nonprofits to look at the longer term and provide meaningful solutions. 

Transparency and accountability are of utmost importance to us. We will provide regular updates on our website and social media channels to keep you informed about how your contributions are being utilized and the impact they are making.

Thank you for your compassion and generosity in supporting the Wildfire Relief Fund. Together, we can provide hope, assistance, and a path towards recovery for those affected by wildfires.