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In early August, wildfires broke out on Maui, one of the islands that make up the state of Hawai鈥檌. These fires, driven by high winds, have killed at least 115 people; more than 800 people are still missing. The fires have burned thousands of acres and caused incalculable property damage, especially in the resort town of L膩hain膩, where at least 2,200 homes and businesses have burned to the ground. While the fires are now largely contained, they have left behind lasting physical and emotional devastation.

Maui Deaf Friends, the only organization for Deaf people on Maui, has accounted for most of the island鈥檚 Deaf residents, but says that some people may still be missing. They are accepting donations via a GoFundMe campaign. In just over one week, they have raised nearly $25,000. They welcome more donations because relief efforts may last months, if not years.

Off-the-Grid Missions, founded by Gallaudet alumna Angela Maria Nardolillo, 鈥02, is also working to support deaf and hard of hearing people on Maui. Visit for more information.

The federal response to the Maui disaster is described at . 

The New York Times lists some ways in which you can help:

  • The is asking for monetary donations. This fund is used to support communities affected by the wildfires.
  • is also asking for money. The organization promises to provide immediate financial assistance through grants to nonprofits at the forefront of relief efforts and to households that have been affected.
  • The is also providing disaster relief for those forced to flee their homes.
  • The is accepting monetary donations, as well as .
  • The says that donations of supplies, including pet food, pop-up kennels, and cat litter, can be made through its .

It is also recommended that you not make plans to visit Maui any time soon, so that relief efforts may continue unhindered.

privatehas had many students and alumni from Hawai鈥檌, including the late Dorothy Chiyoko Sueoka Casterline, 鈥58, who was the first native Hawaiian student to receive a degree when Hawai鈥檌 was still a U.S. territory. At one time, Gallaudet had a regional center based at Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu, serving Hawai鈥檌 and the Pacific. 

The university stands in solidarity with the people of L膩hain膩 and Maui, and the state of Hawai鈥檌.

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