As fires continue to burn in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii, destroying more than 2,200 structures and displacing thousands of residents, Simpson Strong-Tie is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help with immediate relief efforts.
The Red Cross opened 12 emergency shelters in Maui and Oahu for evacuees, and they have more than 300 trained disaster relief workers who are providing relief supplies, health services, support for finding missing loved ones and more. Residents have been warned about potentially toxic fumes and contaminated running water, and more than 4,500 people still have no power. The Red Cross will continue providing immediate and long-term relief and recovery assistance as they assess community needs.
Simpson Strong-Tie is also encouraging its employees to donate to the relief efforts and double their impact through the company’s Matching Gift program.
“Our thoughts remain with everyone affected by the Maui fires,” said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Mike Olosky. “We hope our support will strengthen immediate relief efforts and the road to recovery for the island.”
To make a contribution to the Red Cross for Maui fire relief, visit redcross.org or send a donation to your local Red Cross chapter.