In early August, Hawaii was hit by devastating wildfires, primarily affecting Lahaina, Maui. Considered the deadliest U.S. wildfire since 1918, this life-changing event burned through acres of land, caused billions of dollars in damages, and tragically took the lives of more than 100 people.
The fires disrupted power and water and destroyed around 2,000 structures – 86% of which are residential. In addition to losing their homes, many people were separated from their loved ones. While law enforcement and various agencies are working to find missing residents, about 1,000 people reported missing remain unlocated.
Coffman’s Pacific Region offices donated $30,000 to the Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund to support Maui as they face the challenges of moving forward and recovering from the wildfires.
We are heartbroken at the loss and express our deep concern for, and commitment to, the Hawaii community. We will continue to support colleagues, friends, and neighbors affected by the wildfire disaster.
To learn about the Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund or to donate, please visit www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/strengthening/maui-strong-fund.