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Convoy of Hope Responds to Deadly Hawaii Fires

SPRINGFIELD, MO — AUGUST 15, 2023 — On August 8, deadly wildfires hit the Hawaiian island of Maui, causing mass destruction and displacing thousands of people from their homes. Convoy of Hope’s team is currently on the ground responding to immediate needs, distributing food, water, hygiene kits and other  essential supplies. 

With help from Convoy’s strategically located Regional Distribution Center (RDC) in Sacramento, California, supplies will arrive a week sooner than planned. 

Convoy of Hope is linking arms with partners — including the Home Depot Foundation, community leaders and local churches — to manage locally donated supplies and further address the needs of survivors. Convoy had the opportunity to meet with Hawaii Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke for her insight on the current situation and see how Convoy can help. 

“The damage is extensive. This has now been declared the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century,” said Convoy’s Stacy Lamb. “Convoy of Hope is on the ground providing help to Hawaiians as they recover from this devastating disaster.”

Convoy has responded to 46 natural disasters around the world so far this year. Learn more about Convoy’s Hawaii Fire response at

About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a global, faith-based organization that serves vulnerable communities. By partnering with local churches, businesses, civic organizations, and government agencies, Convoy has strategically offered help and hope in more than 130 countries around the world. Since its founding in 1994, Convoy of Hope has served 200 million people and counting. Each year since 2002, Charity Navigator has awarded its highest rating to the organization — recognizing Convoy as a Four-Star Charity. Visit to learn more.