With over 100 confirmed deaths, the Maui fires are the deadliest natural disaster in Hawaii’s history. But with 1,000 people still reported missing, that number is expected to increase steadily as cadaver dogs continue to search for remains. Thanks to your generosity, we are able to support CRI with their chaplaincy ministry to the traumatized survivors of the Lahaina wildfire.
“The grief is immeasurable,” said Sean Malone, Director of SCA relief partner Crisis Response International (CRI). “Our chaplains are already providing much-needed emotional support, lending a listening ear to survivors’ stories of escape, rescue, and tragic loss.”
“One of the greatest needs is housing,” one local pastor told us. SCA partner King’s Cathedral has been meeting that need by providing shelter, food, and other essentials to over 900 displaced residents to date, along with placing 150 people into longer-term housing. The church also plans to build temporary shelters for 60 families on one of their properties.
Recovery and rebuilding for the people of Lahaina will be a long-term process, one that will continue long after the media and initial responders are gone. Please continue to pray and to give! When you select “Fires” in the dropdown menu of our online giving page, your donation will go directly to help the people of Maui as our partners on the ground continue to assist with food and shelter, long-term housing, prayer, and healing from trauma.
Thank you for caring!