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Maui, Hawaii - Wildfires

Updated: Oct 8, 2023

Aug. 28, 2023 - Partners on the ground in response to community needs can be found below under Active Organizations. Looking for local news: Check this link for the most updated information for this incident can be found from the local news source HawaiiNewsNOW

Aug. 23, 2023 - HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - With each passing day, more victims of the Lahaina wildfire are being positively identified based on DNA samples provided by loved ones. Maui County said the missing-persons list following the blaze is now at 1,054.

Initial Report - Aug. 10, 2023 - LAHAINA - Maui County says 36 people are now confirmed dead in the devastating wildfires that have decimated entire towns, including historic Lahaina. The heartbreaking news, which some feared could rise even higher, makes the wildfires one of the deadliest disasters in Hawaii history. The death toll — up from six earlier in the day — was confirmed just before 10 p.m. Wednesday and came as firefighters continue to battle flames and search for survivors. Source: Hawaii News Now

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Mercy Chefs is quickly responding to the catastrophic wildfires in Maui, Hawaii. We are beginning to raise support for our partners on the ground to provide food and supplies as best we can with the current limited access to the island. Our first team members will be on the ground with 24 hours.

Several fatalities have already been reported and based on our source on the island, everything is worse than the news is saying. Burn victims are overwhelming the Maui hospitals and the island residents have been evacuated into central locations. The island is in desperate need of our support, and we will do all we can but we can’t do it without your help.

Please donate below, follow us on social media @MercyChefs, and check back to this webpage for more updates and information as we deploy to Maui.

"We can’t go unless you send us, thank you for sending us". Mercy Chefs


Samaritan’s Purse has deployed North American Ministries assessment teams to Hawaii to determine our relief response following deadly wildfires that swept through Maui this week. Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains are also en route to provide emotional support and spiritual comfort to residents reeling in the wake of so much loss. (click logo for support details)


Convoy of Hope is responding in Maui, Hawaii. Team members and resources are en route to help provide relief amid the devastation that multiple communities face. The Maui wildfires have now killed 36 people. Though the winds are finally decreasing as Hurricane Dora moves farther away, fires are still burning on the island. Source: Convoy of Hope (click logo for support details)


CitiIMPACT believes that local churches are uniquely positioned to lead the way.

Forging partnerships with local faith communities, CitiIMPACT brings organizational experience, a calming influence, and resources from its nationwide partners to make a difference in others’ lives. (click logo for support details)


Eight Days of Hope serves as the hands and feet of Christ – providing light in the face of darkness, restoration in the face of destruction. We are a national organization that responds to disasters across the country, helping to rebuild homes, communities, and lives.

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HAWAII: Operation Blessing is deploying to devastated Lahaina, Hawaii, after wildfires wreaked havoc across the island—destroying hundreds of buildings and taking more than 50 lives. Our disaster relief team is connecting with partners in the affected area and supporting their efforts as they strive to help those in greatest need. We hope to be able to provide relief supplies soon. Please pray for disaster victims and first responders. Operation Blessing


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Unknown member
Aug 12, 2023

Thanks everyone for the updates. If you would like for your locations to show on the forward facing maps please fill out the below survey or reach out directly to me. Also if anyone needs anything while deployed that we can help with from a mapping standpoint please feel free to send me a DM. Praying for everyone impacted and all who are responding!! 🙏

Response Location Survey:

Forward Facing Map:


Unknown member
Aug 12, 2023

Hey everyone I just came across this app on ESRI built for the Maui Wildfires. They have made a map that you can Zoom in/out and also see Pre and Post Satellite imagery from 8/9/2023. I hope this is helpful in the response and impact analysis.

ESRI Maui Fire Satellite App:


Unknown member
Aug 11, 2023

The news is worse this morning. Praying for those who have lost loved ones. Praying for support to arrive soon. Thank you to all who are working to bring hope. “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18


Unknown member
Aug 10, 2023

Hello everyone this is Jamey From One Voice Nola

I have a brother that lives on Maui and we have not contacted him in a few days .

Gary where will your team be located so I can maybe send a message out if I here from Him .

Jamey Lutz


Unknown member
Aug 11, 2023
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Hey Jamey, Mercy Chefs will be set up at the two locations below.

Kings Cathedral Church - 777 Maui Veterans HW - ACTIVE

Plantation House Golf Course - 2000 Plantation Club Drive. - IN PROCESS

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