With Hope We Stand
As many of you may have already heard, Maui has recently faced the devastating impact of a wild fire that swept through the cherished Lahaina Town.
Maui, Hawaii, often revered as the spiritual birthplace of modern windsurfing, holds a special place in the hearts of wave sailors worldwide. Its iconic Ho’okipa has not only nurtured some of the greatest talents in windsurfing but has also been a source of inspiration for enthusiasts across the globe.
In these trying times, the global windsurfing community stands united to extend its support to the affected community. As individuals who share a deep bond with the ocean and the winds, we are called upon to offer our solidarity and assistance.
Regardless of where you're located, there's an opportunity for each one of us to contribute. Let's join hands and rally behind Maui, a community that has embraced our sport with unwavering passion for over half a century.
Your heartfelt gestures and actions can make a difference.
Links to where you can help can be found below and in our bio.
The Salvation Army, providing food and resources to those in need, hawaii.salvationarmy.org.
A local effort, the Maui Mutual Aid Fund is run by volunteers looking to get funds and support to vulnerable residents. www.paypal.com/donate
Maui United Way has set up a Maui fire relief fund that will go directly to support Maui fire victims. Donate here.: ignite.stratuslive.com/auw/get-involved/donate/mauirelief
The Maui Strong Fund is currently being used to help aid communities affected by the Maui Wildfires. hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/maui-strong
The Maui Humane Society is asking for emergency foster homes for its animals to help make space for new displaced pets. mauihumanesociety.org.
The Hawaiʻi Red Cross is providing assistance and shelter to Maui fire victims and you can support them here: www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/
The Maui Food Bank is accepting both physical drop-off donations at various locations across Maui as well as online monetary donations on its website: mauifoodbank.org/donate/