ALTA Good Deeds Foundation Provides Emergency Grant for Maui Fires
August 17, 2023
Working quickly, the Maui Strong Fund already has granted more than $4.3 million so far to organizations such as the American Red Cross (Pacific Islands Region), which is focusing on sheltering people who have been displaced by the fires; the Family Life Center, which is providing shelter services in Kahului, Hawaii, and is at capacity; Maui Economic Opportunity, which is securing transitional housing for those affected by the Maui fires; and many more.
The AGDF Board awarded the emergency grant to aid in any capacity as needed following the fires.
“ALTA and its members are grieving for our family, friends and communities impacted by the tragedy in Maui,” said ALTA CEO Diane Tomb. “An ALTA member on the ground told the association that they are seeing the ‘grace and kindness people can muster in the midst of trauma.’ This emergency grant from the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation will help facilitate the critical work being done in direct response to Maui’s needs.”
Foundation Board Chair Mary O’Donnell, president and CEO of Westcor Land Title Insurance Co., added, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the people on the island of Maui, especially those who lost or are missing a loved one or no longer have a home or business. The devastation created by the Maui wildfires will last for years. With the ALTA members’ support of the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation, we are able to assist with basic needs and hopefully the recovery of a paradise.”
Since October 2020, the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation has awarded $739,000 in grants to 125 community nonprofits in 41 states and the District of Columbia.
Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.