Joe Pluta, President
Prayers go out to the Maui, especially to West Maui. Many families displaced, missing loved ones, lost loved ones. WMIF has been asked if we are accepting donations to distribute to victims of the wildfire - we are not. The WMIF office has also been lost n the fires and at this time we do not have the resources to manage it. In the meantime, mahalo to those who have donated since this happened. We ask for your patience as we process them, as it may take longer than normal.
WMIF continues to receive donations for our mission and on-going initiatives. Use the yellow donate button at the top of this page, and be sure to use the drop down to select where your donation goes to, mainly General Fund (to use as needed) or Olowalu Fire Station (fundraising for the proposed fire station).
Our WMIF President Joe Pluta is safe, his daughter Jennifer is interviewed on ABC news.
There are many established organizations who are doing this - please donate to them if you wish. Below are a few, but there are others.
If you wish to contribute to the people who have lost homes many have GoFund Me accounts, Venmo accounts. Members of the community has created google doc and Instagram accounts collecting the direct GoFund and Venmo links You can search for people you many know (please beware of scams)
As always, any organization or person you wish to donate to please do your due diligence.
Interviews with Joe Pluta, President WMIF
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Maui Fire Survivor Resources - Jessie & her friend Fawn were bombarded w/questions from friends outside of Maui trying to help their Lahaina families/friends. They came up w/this spreadsheet of info. Their friends found helpful & said can be shared. Click here, or copy the following link to the google document https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/109Hvph8Z1NZJAsktSvjjsFhsWJWC7UK-21lz0vkZzVc/edit?usp=sharing
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