Maui Wildfire Relief: Chicago Logistics Effort Sends Aid

United Airlines, SEKO Logistics, and Airlink join forces to send 24,000 pounds of essential supplies from Chicago to wildfire victims in Maui.

Maui Wildfire Relief: Chicago Logistics Effort Sends Aid
Image Source: CBS News Chicago

In response to the devastating wildfires in Maui, a significant relief effort is underway in Chicago. United Airlines, in partnership with SEKO Logistics and Airlink, is shipping approximately 24,000 pounds of supplies to help those affected in Hawaii. These supplies include essential items such as baby formula, canned food, socks, and hygiene kits, all of which are packed in boxes and loaded onto pallets for air freight. The supplies are sourced from Convoy of Hope, a faith-based humanitarian organization that connected with a church in Maui to gather specifically requested items. The effort showcases the collaboration between logistics companies, airlines, and humanitarian organizations.

Here is the information on how and where to donate to help those affected by the Maui wildfires.

The American Red Cross

  • Disaster workers from the American Red Cross are in Maui, providing assistance to those affected.
  • To donate, visit the American Red Cross website, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The Hawai'i Community Foundation

  • The Hawai'i Community Foundation is accepting donations through its Maui Strong Fund.
  • The foundation has already raised $1 million to help fire victims, according to Hawaii News Now reports.
  • To donate, visit the Maui Strong Fund's website.
  • For questions or additional information, contact Donor Services at or (808) 566-5560.

Maui United Way

  • Founded in 1945, Maui United Way works to address Maui's vital needs by focusing on education, income, and health.
  • The organization has set up a Maui Fire and Disaster Relief Donations Page.
  • All donations are processed online. To donate, visit Maui United Way’s Disaster Relief Donations Page.

Maui Food Bank

  • The Maui Food Bank provides "safe and nutritious food" to anyone in Maui County who is at risk of going hungry and also donates food to disaster relief efforts on the island.
  • "With every $1 donated, the Maui Food Bank can provide 4 meals to the hungry living in our island community," the food bank pledges.
  • To donate, visit the Maui Food Bank's donation website.

Please consider supporting these organizations if you are able to assist those affected by the Maui wildfires.

Source: CBS News Chicago

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