Rev. David K. Popham, the Hawaii Conference Minister, shared this information in the Hawaii Conference newsletter:
WildfiresCheck here for updates. In these times we want to be of help and assistance to our ‘ohana in distress. Offerings and collections taken through your local church can be sent to the Conference Office where we will work to distribute the funds to devastated areas and those in need. Individuals may also donate directly through the Conference website. Please join me in prayer, e pule kākou:No doubt, like me, you watched in horror the newscasts and read news stories as the fires spread across Maui and Hawai’i Islands. Most heartrending at this time are the images of Lahaina on fire. Due to limited phone access, we are still seeking firm information regarding people and church properties directly affected. We do know the following limited information: Waiola Church fellowship hall burned in the fire, we do not have word on their sanctuary. We know the Campbell House and adjacent park were also in the path of the Lahaina fire. We have heard that many church members are affected by the evacuation orders, but we do not know the status of their homes at this time. On Hawai’i Island we know that access to some churches was blocked by fires.
David K. Popham, Conference Minister
Donations Now Being Accepted for Wildfires Disaster Relief
Hawaii Conference website, by clicking on the “Donate” button and selecting “Hawai’i Disaster Relief Fund.”Churches and individuals may now make donations to the Hawai’i Disaster Relief Fund specifically for those people and areas devastated by the ongoing wildfires. Offerings and collections taken through your local churches may be sent to the Hawaii Conference Office at 700 Bishop Street, Suite 825, Honolulu, HI, 96813. Please note “Hawai‘i Wildfires Relief Fund” on the memo line of checks. Individuals may also donate through the
Donations for Hawaii wildfire relief sent to the Northern California Nevada Conference office will be forwarded to the Hawaii Conference.