The core of Armed Services YMCA Hawaii will always be Strengthening our Military `Ohana, which is why we joined the effort to provide relief for Maui. More specifically, military families in Maui. Working with commands from all branches of service in Hawaii, we are in touch with military families who have been tragically affected by the devastating fires in Maui.
When the nation needs our servicemen and women, they don’t turn their backs on us. We cannot turn our backs on them.
At this time, Commands advise the best way to help is through monetary or gift card donations. This allows first responders to purchase necessary items ASAP.
Mahalo nui loa for your support. Updates will be posted on this page as they become available.
Updated Tues, 29 AUG, 2023
Partnered with the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and Maui Relief Storage Facility in a Call to Action for volunteers to help sort and package donated goods for shipment to Maui.
Click on the image below for a volunteer sign-up link.
Updated Fri, 25 AUG, 2023
Purchased and dropped off requested items for wildfire relief workers. The Hawaii Air National Guard Family Support Office will deliver these to Maui over the weekend.
Updated Mon, 21 AUG, 2023
Armed Services YMCA Hawaii Board of Management Chairman, Lt Gen Dan “Fig” Leaf, USAF (Ret.), sat down with Hawaii News Now’s Annalisa Burgos on Sunday, August 20, 2023, with an update on efforts to help military families on Maui.
Updated Thurs, 17 AUG, 2023
The 15th Medical Group at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam collected donations of food, new blankets, new children’s clothes, and new children’s toys for families in Maui. Our friends at AMVETS Hawaii arranged for the donations to be shipped to Maui on this vessel – see boat with Hawaiian flag in photo below. Ship will depart Honolulu this weekend.