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Jason Momoa is “devastated” by the ongoing wildfires in Maui, Hawaii that have destroyed homes and workplaces and forced thousands to evacuate.
The Fast X star, born in Honolulu, took to Instagram this week to promote a fundraiser to help those affected by the disaster.
He reposted an explainer from non-profit organization ʻĀina Momona, with a link to donate to the cause.
“We are devastated and heartbroken for our friends and ‘ohana on Maui who been impacted by the recent wildfires,” the post reads.
They explained how winds from hurricanes and droughts in the area caused the fires to ignite and spread rapidly on Tuesday, August 8.
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Hundreds of families have been forced to evacuate their homes, many of them only carrying the clothes on their backs.
“Lahaina town is gone,” the post continued. “Many other places on Maui were also affected.
“We continue to send pule (prayers) to this incredible community.”
The organization is using the ActBlue platform to direct funds to those in need as quickly as possible.
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“Giving is quick and easy, and the funds come to us immediately, allowing us to get these funds to families in need faster,” they explained.
“An accounting of all the monies raised through this fundraiser and our distribution to HCF will be posted to our website.”
Meanwhile, Momoa has also been using his Instagram Stories to spread awareness.
He linked to a fundraiser set up by Hawaiian MMA fighter Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, who confirmed “I am giving 100% of the donations to Lahaina resident and trusted community organizer, Tiare Lawrence, to disperse as needed.”
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The actor also shared a guide from the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action explaining how to send support to Maui.
President Joe Biden officially declared the wildfire a major disaster on Thursday, August 10.
He has unlocked federal aid to provide funds for Maui and “expressed his deep condolences for the lives lost and vast destruction of land and property”, the White House said.
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