Hawaii Wildfire Appeal

21 August 2023

The Intrepid Foundation has partnered with the American Red Cross to support communities affected by the devastating wildfires in Hawaii. Your donation will help provide emergency shelter, meals and other critical support as the disaster continues.

To make your support go further, The Intrepid Foundation is dollar-matching donations up to $50,000 USD. And as always, we’ll take care of the administrative costs, so 100% of your donation goes where it's needed most.

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As the worst natural disaster in Hawaii’s history, the wildfires have taken the lives of more than 95 people, with the death toll expected to rise in the coming days. Reports indicate the disaster has destroyed more than 2,200 homes and businesses.

Your donations will help the Red Cross provide emergency shelter on the islands of Maui and Oahu. They’ll also support affected communities with access to relief supplies, health, mental health and spiritual care services, assistance finding loved ones, and casework support as shaken communities plan their next steps.

"Intrepid Travel was founded on the idea of using travel as a force for good. By launching this appeal and matching donations, we aim to support the local communities in Hawaii as they recover and get back on their feet, many of whom have devastatingly lost their homes and their livelihoods... this tragedy is a stark reminder of the fragility of our natural world and the places we love visiting the most," said Matt Berna, Intrepid’s President of the Americas.

To learn more and donate, please visit the Intrepid Foundation's fundraising website

About the Intrepid Foundation

The not-for-profit entity of Intrepid Travel, The Intrepid Foundation was born in 2002, so that we could make a greater positive impact through the joy or travel, community and connection. The Intrepid Foundation allows travellers to support carefully selected partners in the communities they’ve visited – partners that are putting donations to effective, practical use.

Intrepid Travel absorb all administration costs so that 100% of donations go directly to our partners on the ground. Intrepid Travel and The Intrepid Foundation are separate organisations working towards the same vision; to change the way we all see the world.

Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has raised over AU $12 million for over 130 partners around the world. And we don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. We have ambitious goals for The Intrepid Foundation that, with your help, we’re confident we can achieve.

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