August 14, 2023
Our hearts go out to the people of Hawaii for the devastation and loss they’ve suffered due to the devastating wildfires on Maui and Hawaiʻi Island, especially the historic town of Lahaina where more than 2,700 buildings have been destroyed. News reports put the Maui death toll at 96 as of Aug. 14, but Hawaii Governor Josh Green said today he expects that total to grow with hundreds of people still missing.
The California Medical Association (CMA) has received numerous requests from physicians and others who want to know what they can do to help. Our colleagues at the Hawaii Medical Association (HMA) have published a dedicated web page that will be regularly updated with the latest updates, resources and volunteer and donation opportunities.