Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief Fund
In the spirit of compassionate action, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii has established the Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief Fund. All donations to this fund will go to support Lahaina Hongwanji and relief efforts on Maui, including addressing the immediate and short-term needs of temple families displaced by the fires and supporting the greater community as it rebuilds.
Three ways to give.
Make donations using PayPal or contributions to the GoFundMe campaign.
Check and cash donations can be sent directly to Hawaii Kyodan Headquarters.
Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii
1727 Pali Highway
Honolulu, HI 96813
Please make check payable to HHMH and in the memo line designate “Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief” to ensure proper credit.
The tragedy on Maui
...included the loss of all facilities of the Lahaina Hongwanji temple -- sanctuary, Sunday school buildings, and the parsonage housing Reverend Hironaka and his family. (Everyone is safe, however.) See: https://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2023/08/maui-on-fire/
Here is an update on the efforts of headquarters in Honolulu, trying to help the sangha on Maui. Listed are various ways to make cash donations through the Hongwanji. (Information is here: (https://hongwanjihawaii.com/blog/2023/08/09/fire-updates/)
We are in touch with leadership of the three temples on Maui and have asked them to inform us of specific needs that we can then address. For example, we have received three (3) different offers from our sangha to house people displaced. (On the Big Island, as well as one opportunity in Atlanta.)
Email to info@HonokaaHongwanjiBuddhistTemple.org to be on our mailing list of volunteers and donors so that we can stay in touch with you about needs as we become apprised.
In the near future we hope to be able to post options on how you can help.
In addition to the “Feeding our Keiki and Kupuna” program. The Temple needs a few good friends to help with various projects of all skill levels. Please consider donating your time and talents or a monetary contribution.
Help us help our community!