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Red Cross assisting residents whose homes were destroyed by fire

By Staff | Sep 6, 2018

The Red Cross offered health services at 38 shelters statewide during Hurricane Lane.

HONOLULU – In the wake of Hurricane Lane and dangerous brush fires in Lahaina and Kaanapali on Aug. 24, Red Cross volunteers conducted preliminary damage assessment in the hardest hit areas on Maui and the Big Island, followed by casework to provide immediate emergency needs.

Red Cross volunteers also reached out to West Maui residents whose homes were destroyed by the brush fire.

From Wednesday to Sunday, Aug. 22-26, the Red Cross had a total of 2,837 overnight stays across 38 evacuation centers statewide. Trained Red Cross mental health and health services professionals provided more than 2,100 service contacts, and more than 250 Red Cross workers assisted local residents throughout the storm.

To help people affected by Hurricane Lane, visit redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

To send a contribution, mail your check to American Red Cross of Hawaii, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816; make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii; or call (808) 739-8109.