Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief Update

I am a link in Amida Buddha’s Golden Chain of Love that stretches around the world…”

The last few years have taught us many lessons about impermanence and interconnectedness.  And indeed, we continue to see the importance of love, support and compassion for others, especially in times of grief and suffering.

One month after the wildfires tore through and consumed the historic heart of Lahaina town, we continue to see the people of Maui struggling emotionally and economically.  The path to recovery remains long and difficult, yet they remain resilient and determined to move forward. 

There are ways you can help:

  1. Mountain View Buddhist Temple Maui Wildfire Relief Fund

Mountain View Buddhist Temple has established a Maui Wildfires Relief Fund.  You may either:

Donate online via the donation portal on the MVBT website: 



Write a check with the memo “Maui Wildfire Relief” and mail it to the MVBT office at:

575 N. Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA  94043

MVBT will then send the funds to the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai’i.

  1. Lahaina Hongwanji Mission Minister Support

Reverend Ai Hironaka, the resident minister of Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, and his family lost their home and belongings.  While the nokotsudo, yagura set up for Obon and statue of Shinran Shonin still stand, the rest of the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission Temple complex was destroyed.  

A GoFundMe has been established in support of Hironaka Sensei and his family, go to:

Also, checks may also be written to “Ai Hironaka” and mailed to:

Reverend Ai Hironaka
℅ Wailuku Hongwanji Mission
1828 E Vineyard Street
Wailuku, HI  96793

More MVBT Support for Maui Wildfire Disaster

In addition, stay tuned for fundraising efforts by the MVBT affiliated organizations.

Mahalo Nui Loa and In Gassho,

Brent Izutsu