Severe wildfires have recently burned portions of the Big Island and Maui. The Big Island fires were on the Kohala Coast north of Puako near the Kohala Ranch and Mauna Kea neighborhoods.
The most severe fires were on the island of Maui, where much of Lahina was destroyed and the death toll has reached 99 and is rising.
The Hawaii Conference UCC has encouraged local churches to respond to the need. Churches and individuals may now make donations to the Hawai'i Disaster Relief Fund specifically for those people and areas devastated by the wildfires [link to the left] as well as to the national UCC disaster relief fund [links to the right.]