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Southern California Groups Line up to Help Maui Victims From Afar

Southern California Groups Line up to Help Maui Victims From Afar

A burnt out car lies in the driveway of charred apartment complex in the aftermath of a wildfire in Lahaina, western Maui, Hawaii on Aug. 12, 2023.(Yuki Iwamura/AFP via Getty Images)

Carol Cassis

Carol Cassis

8/15/2023

Updated: 8/16/2023

As of Aug. 15, at least 99 have died in the fires on Maui, Hawaii. According to officials, the death toll is expected to rise as over 1,000 people are still unaccounted for.
Local groups around Southern California are providing aid to the victims. Here’s how you can help:
  • Aunty Maile’s Hawaiian Restaurant in Torrance is collecting needed supplies through Aug. 17 such as baby food, diapers, sleeping bags, toiletries, blankets, flashlights, and batteries. 19106 Normandie Ave., Suite 2.
  • Mila’s Kitchen Hawaii, which has pop-up locations in Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, and Walnut, is partnering with other local groups including the Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaiian nonprofits Aina Momona, and the Hawaiian Council to donate supplies and funds. According to the Hawaiian Council, the nonprofit is matching donations until it reaches its $1.5 million goal.
  • ‘Ai Pono Cafe in Costa Mesa is accepting clothing and hygiene donations at 283 E. 17th St., Suite A.
  • Jonesea Wetsuits in Costa Mesa is accepting monetary and supply donations at 2640 Grace Lane, Suite C.
  • Aloha Food Factory in Alhambra is donating 10 percent of sales through the end of August. 2990 W. Valley Blvd.
  • L&L Hawaiian BBQ, which has restaurant locations across Southern California including Cypress, is donating a dollar to the American Red Cross of Hawaii for every mobile app or online order.
  • LifeStream Blood Bank is allocating some of its blood donations through its blood bank centers including those in San Bernardino, Riverside, Ontario, Murrieta, and Hemet.
  • The Jewish Federation of Orange County has launched a campaign to collect online donations to help those injured or displaced by the Maui fires. 1 Federation Way, Suite 210, Irvine.
Burnt areas following a wildfire in Lahaina on Maui island, Hawaii, on Aug. 11, 2023. (Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP)

Burnt areas following a wildfire in Lahaina on Maui island, Hawaii, on Aug. 11, 2023. (Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP)

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