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Maui wildfires: Here’s how the Church is helping relief efforts

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expanding its charitable donations to the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, announced that the Church will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help relief efforts after deadly and devastating wildfires.

The donation will support the Red Cross’s efforts to provide:

  • Shelter to survivors
  • Meals, bedding, hygiene kits, and other items
  • Medical, mental health, and family reunification services

Bishop Waddell met with representatives of the Red Cross on Sunday, Aug. 20.

“The Church’s partnership with the Red Cross is so valuable. It reaches so many people and helps so many people who are suffering, and the Church’s donation helps alleviate that human suffering,” said Brad Kieserman, vice president of disaster operations and logistics with the Red Cross.

You can read more about this donation and the Church’s additional relief efforts for those affected by the wildfires on Church Newsroom.

You can also read more stories about the Church’s involvement in the aftermath of the Maui wildfires below:

Two undamaged Church meetinghouses on Maui are housing wildfire evacuees
Watch: How Maui Latter-day Saints are being supported by Church leaders

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