Support For Maui
Message from Dr. Paul Drouin
On August 8, 2023, the beautiful town of Lahaina, Maui was devastated by a raging wildfire that engulfed homes, businesses, and historical landmarks. Driven by dry conditions and hurricane-fueled winds, the flames forced all residents to evacuate as their community and belongings were reduced to ash in mere hours.
Two weeks have passed since this heartbreaking disaster occurred and the people of Maui are still uncovering the true extent of the damage and loss. At least 100+ lives were lost and they’re over one thousand are still unaccounted for.
Now as Lahaina begins the long journey of rebuilding, the people of Maui are in great need of support and assistance more than ever.
Lahaina’s road to recovery will be long and difficult, but by coming together in shared compassion, we can help illuminate the way forward. Together we can unite in support of Maui’s vibrant community in this time of need.
Discover How You Can Make a Difference
In the wake of the devastating wildfire in Maui, our neighbor island close to the heart of Quantum University, a strong need to help has emerged within the university’s ʻohana. As we witness the profound impact this wildfire has had on our local community, we are moved to discover substantive ways we can provide assistance and relief to those in need. In times of crisis, unity, and compassion become our guiding principles, and now more than ever, our collective efforts can truly make a difference.
Whether you’re a student, staff member, or faculty, there are various avenues through which you can contribute to the recovery and rebuilding process. From offering financial assistance to volunteering your time and expertise, each gesture, no matter how small, holds the potential to bring hope and relief to those affected. In this endeavor, let us come together as a resilient ʻohana to navigate the path of recovery and renewal, embodying the spirit of aloha that defines us.
Quantum University – The Quantum Collection
Quantum University will be directing all proceeds from our Merchandise Store toward assisting those affected by the Maui Wildfire. Every purchase you make becomes a contribution to the recovery of the Maui community, embodying our commitment to compassion and support during challenging times.
Kākoʻo Maui Fund
Aloha United Way Maui Fund
Hawaiʻi Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund
Lāhui Foundation’s Lahaina, Maui Fire Recovery Efforts
Maui Humane Society
Pacific Birth Collective
Kōkua for Maui: Oʻahu Donations
Maui Food Bank
Maui Humane Society
The Salvation Army – Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Divisions
Please keep this in mind when donating supplies: Donate in-demand items. These items include non-perishable food items, water, water totes to transport water, outdoor sinks, portable charging stations, wheelchairs, tents, baby supplies, sanitary products, propane tanks, and medical supplies. No more clothing donations. There is a surplus of donated clothing items, and the organizations are still working their way through these items.
Hungry Heros Hawaii Maui Aloha Response Team
Hawaiʻi Food Bank
The Hawaiʻi Psychological Association Maui Mental Health Response
Offer Your Services with Maui County
If you need assistance locating a missing loved one, call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and select Option 4. Follow the voice prompts for “Hawaiʻi Wildfires.”