In early August 2023, a series of wildfires broke out in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Affecting the island of Maui, and to a lesser extent Hawaiʻi (also known as the Big Island), the wind-driven fires prompted evacuations and caused widespread damage. The proliferation of the wildfires was attributed to dry, gusty conditions created by a strong high-pressure area north of Hawai’i and Hurricane Dora to the south.
An emergency proclamation was signed on August 8, authorizing several actions, including activation of the National Guard, appropriate actions by the director of the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency and the Administrator of Emergency Management, and the expenditure of state general revenue funds for relief of conditions created by the fires. By August 9, the state government of Hawai’i issued a state of emergency for the entirety of the state. On August 10, President Biden issued a federal major disaster declaration.
We are proud to have charities that support disaster relief in the Tiltifyfamily to answer the call to help those impacted by the after-effects of earthquakes. You can make a difference, click, and discover how you can help today!
Here are some current charities supporting disaster relief in the affected areas, we will update this list periodically (last updated 8/11/2023 9:40 am Pacific):
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