Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance
We continue to receive your many questions and heartfelt concerns for our neighbors on Maui and the continuously heartbreaking news in light of the hurricane-fed fires that have decimated the island in the last week.
RIGHT NOW it is important to PRAY, GIVE, and STAY.
In this moment, Disciples, our call is to support those affected, with the fervency of our prayers and the generosity of our financial contributions.
Emergency personnel need room for emergency response work. Local leaders have stressed the importance of no uninvited personnel and no material goods arriving on the island at this time.
As the situation has expanded, we have created a designated ‘HAWAII FIRES’ line item in our online giving options; gifts sent by mail should be marked the same way. (Understanding the intentions and desires of our donors, any gifts received since Tuesday August 8 which were marked 'US Storms and Fires' have already been included under the designated giving now labeled 'Hawaii Fires'.)
Week of Compassion is in contact with our regional and ecumenical partners on the ground, and with organizational authorities leading onsite in these immediate crisis-response moments. We will have a more detailed situation report in tomorrow’s (Tuesday August 15) email, updating across our social media as well.
This is a good time to sign up for our bi-monthly email newsletter, and to find and follow us across social media (Facebook, Twitter/X, Instagram).
We are grateful for your compassion, your faithfulness, and your generosity. May God embrace the brokenhearted and sustain the weary. Amen.
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