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Actor Jason Momoa, who is a Native Hawaiian, said he’s “heartbroken” over the devastating wildfires burning on the island of Maui that have killed more than 50 people and burned close to 300 structures.
The 44-year-old actor took to his Instagram on Wednesday and Thursday to let people know how they can help, showing images of what the area looked like after wildfires burned across the island due to a “terrible combination of drought conditions and hurricane weather,” according to a statement from the nonprofit ‘Āina Momona statement.
“We are devastated and heartbroken for our friends and ‘ohana on Maui who been impacted by the recent wildfires,” the “Aquaman” star wrote in one post on social media.
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His post included images of the devastation left by the fire that destroyed the historic Lahaina Town, with a message from the nonprofit, which is raising money for the Hawaii Community Foundation Maui County Strong Fund, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“Lahaina town is gone,” the message read. “Families were forced to evacuate on short notice, many escaping with only the clothes on their backs.”
The post included a link to the Hawaii Community Foundation’s website, where people can support disaster relief on the island.
“We are using this ActBlue platform because giving is quick and easy, and the funds come to us immediately, allowing us to get these funds to families in need faster,” the group added. “An accounting of all the monies raised through this fundraiser and our distribution to HCF will be posted to our website. DONATION LINK IN BIO! Mahalo for your support.”
In a follow-up post on Thursday, the “Game of Thrones” star shared images of the area before and after the fires and reposted a message from Protect Mauna a Wākea account.
“Aloha Kakahiaka Lāhui,” the post read. “First all We want to mahalo everyone near and far for all their love and support. We appreciate everyone’s outpouring of love, generosity, volunteering, everything. It doesn’t go unnoticed.”
“The thing that makes Maui No Ka ‘Oi is our Aloha, and it’s in that same spirit of aloha that our kūpuna instilled in us that we malama each other,” it added. “Aloha always wins.”