LDS Church donates $1 Million to American Red Cross for Maui wildfire

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is expanding its charitable donations to the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, announced that the Church will donate US$1 million to the American Red Cross to help relief efforts after deadly and devastating wildfires.

The donation will support the Red Cross’s efforts to provide:

  • Shelter to survivors
  • Meals, bedding, hygiene kits, and other items
  • Medical, mental health, and family reunification services

Bishop Waddell met with representatives of the Red Cross on Sunday, Aug. 20.

Image Credit: Brad Kieserman, vice president, disaster operations and logistics with American Red Cross, speaks with Bishop W. Christopher Waddell, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, in Lahaina, Hawaii, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023. The Church announced a $1 million donation to the Red Cross to support its relief efforts after the Maui wildfires. Intellectual Reserve, Inc.