The death toll has risen to 114 as fast-moving wildfires raged across Maui and other Hawaiian islands, making this the deadliest wildfire in modern U.S. history.
Survivors described fleeing for their lives from the “total inferno” that left the historic town of Lahaina in smoking ruins.
The fires consumed homes, businesses and churches, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Thousands have evacuated their homes as they seek safety and shelter.
Send Relief is working alongside Hawaii Pacific Baptist Disaster Relief and local churches as they meet the immediate needs of impacted families and share the hope of the gospel to the weary.
Your gifts to Send Relief’s North America Respond to Crisis fund are vital to these relief efforts.
Thank you for praying for families impacted by this disaster, as well as the first responders and volunteers meeting needs on the ground.
From The Field
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