Minami Tamaki LLP extends its deepest sympathies to those affected by the Maui wildfires, Hawai‘i’s deadliest disaster. The devastation in Lahaina has shaken a community near and dear to us, and our hearts are heavy as the tragedy continues to unfold.
Once the capital of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, Lahaina is culturally significant to the Native Hawaiian community. The town’s destruction means Hawai‘i has lost a large part of its heritage.
We extend our sincere gratitude to the first responders, organizations, and volunteers who are working tirelessly to aid and bring comfort to those affected by the fires. The resilience and strength of the community in Hawai‘i during this time of hardship is truly inspiring.
The Maui Strong Fund at the Hawai‘i Community Foundation is providing financial resources that can be deployed quickly, with a focus on rapid response and recovery from the devastating wildfires on Maui. The foundation is waiving donation fees to this fund, so 100 percent of your donation will go to community groups and efforts on the ground in Maui. Donate at hawaiicommunityfoundation.org.
While our focus is on immediate relief efforts in Lahaina, we are also deeply concerned by reports that entities responsible for public safety failed to take appropriate measures to prevent the devastation of Lahaina. Minami Tamaki will remain vigilant in monitoring the aftermath of this tragedy, and we are here to listen and provide support in any way we can.