Dear Brothers and Sisters of California,

As you know there has been a terrible fire on the island of Maui that has destroyed a complete town with the death toll at 93 and climbing. Many are injured, over 2,200 structures have burned, all local utilities are not functioning, and water, food, and shelter are in short supply.

At this time, we have no knowledge as of the direct impact that it has had on our Knights of Columbus Families there but it is bound to be severe. Our State knows well the effects of this kind of tragedy. I ask my Brother Knights of California to step forward to aid our Brothers and Sisters of Maui in their time of need.

Below you will find two letters. The first one is from the State Deputy of Hawaii laying out the ways to donate funds to the ongoing relief effort. The second is from the Bishop of Honolulu identifying the Hawaii Catholic Community Foundation (HCCF) as the diocese organization that is set up to receive online donations.

On this Feast Day of our Order’s founder, Blessed Father Michael McGivney, please be generous in your donation to help the Catholic Community of Maui.

Vivat Jesus!

Brother Greg Marracq
State Deputy 2023 – 2024

KofC Maui Relief - 1
Maui Wildfire Donation Letter