Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii – Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief Fund

Lahaina Hongwanji Mission

Lahaina Hongwanji Mission photo by Lenscapes Photography

The devastation of the Maui wildfires are very heartbreaking.  The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii has also established a disaster relief fund.  Our Lahaina Hongwanji was one of those that was affected by the fires.  The funds will go to assist our members of Lahaina Hongwanji and relief efforts on Maui.

There are many different organizations finding ways to help those affected by the wildfire.  It’s great to know that when help is needed we have many different groups stepping up to the plate to help others.

You may donate through the Honpa Hongwanji Mission through the three (3) different methods.  Or you can donate directly to Puna Hongwanji Mission.

Relief Fund memo

Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief Fund memo from Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii

Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii: 

  1. Using this special-purpose PayPal button:
      Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief
  2. Through GoFundMe at the following link: https://gofund.me/ff77a520
  3. Check and cash donations can be sent directly to Hawaii Kyodan Headquarters. Please make check payable to HHMH and in the memo line designate “Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief” to ensure proper credit.
    Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii
    1727 Pali Highway
    Honolulu, HI 96813

Puna Hongwanji Mission:

  1. Puna Hongwanji Mission
    Attn:  Maui Wildfire
    PO Box 100
    Keaau, HI 96749
  2. Make a donation through our PayPal account and please make sure to notate “Maui Wildfire“.  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=8YPU678JHNEQ8

「マウイ島大規模火災 災害義援金」募集について (Donating to the Maui Relief Fund in Japan)


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Posted October 25, 2023:  https://hongwanjihawaii.com/blog/2023/10/25/bowing-in-gratitude/

Return to Lahaina Hongwanji:  A Firsthand Account by Bishop Toshiyuki Umitani 

Posted December 5, 2023:  https://hongwanjihawaii.com/blog/2023/12/05/return-to-lahaina-hongwanji/

A Son Saved, A Temple Lost:  Reverend Returns After Fire

The Maui News posted December 6, 2023:  https://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2023/12/a-son-saved-a-temple-lost-reverend-returns-after-fire/
Kyodo News (Japanese)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taUm5EPDgg4