Donate to help the people of Maui & Lahaina Hongwanji recover from the 2023 wildfires

Resources for General Places to Donate

Here are some resources on other places to donate and how to donate safely

Hawaii News Now Article On Where & How to Donate 
Attorney General Lopez's Guidance on How to Avoid Scams When Donating

Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief Fund

This fund was created by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (the organization that oversees this temple).

"We have been watching in disbelief the tremendous destruction caused by the recent wildfires on Maui. The loss of life, livelihood, and property has been devastating. Lahaina Hongwanji and its Sangha were directly affected by the fires. The temple, columbarium, classroom building, and minister’s residence were completely destroyed in the horrific fires that devastated historic Lahaina town. Many temple members were forced to evacuate, and many homes were burnt to the ground. Our hearts go out to all who have been impacted by this disaster. As residents and our fellow Sangha members begin the process of rebuilding and healing, Hawaii Kyodan is committed to supporting relief efforts on Maui." 

"All donations collected will go to support Lahaina Hongwanji and relief efforts on Maui. The Office of the Bishop and Committee on Social Concerns will prioritize addressing the immediate and short-term needs of temple families displaced by the fires and supporting the greater community as it rebuilds. The Committee will select reputable relief agencies and organizations to support in order to ensure our donations will directly aid those impacted by this disaster. Updates will be shared on our website at

Mahalo for your generosity and support during this time of tragedy."

Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Excerpts From a Statement on August 10, 2023  

There are multiple ways to donate: