Maui Needs Our Help

The raging wildfires in Hawaii (notably the land of Maui in the region of Lahaina) have been objectively the most disastrous and deadliest flames the nation has seen in over a century. The blaze has claimed at least 96 lives as of now and over 11,000 people have been evacuated as the flames continue to spread.

The town of Lahaina has been completely engulfed in flames and only now have responders come to aid the people. Many homes, monuments, and structures have been lost— the 150 year old Banyan Tree (a site I personally have visited) that was imported to Lahaina from India, has reportedly been consumed by the fires, one of the oldest pieces of foliage in Hawaii.

The Banyan Tree was a major tourist attraction.

So what can we do from here? Well for starters, I recommend the Hawaii Community Foundation, who’ve opened a donation via this link:

Alternatively, the American Red Cross of Hawaii (specifically the Hawaii division) is accepting donations to give survivors food, medical supplies and shelter. You can find their official website here:

I sincerely hope the carnage ends as soon as possible, and the people of Hawaii get the help they deserve.


By Ezan Charo, Senior, ChiArts

Twitter: @digitalwarlock8

Instagram: @ezancharo


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Written by Ezan Charo

I'm an Asian-African writer/cartoonist. Avid Tetris player, Dungeon Master, Rubik's Cube speedsolver, and massive nerd.

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