The Rock and Jason Momoa are talking up after the devastating wildfires in Maui — and so they’re providing methods to assist … in addition to some strongly-worded recommendation to outsiders.
The 2 Hollywood heavyweights — each of whom have Hawaiian heritage — have issued public statements this weekend, reflecting on the destruction left behind in Lahaina … the place the physique rely is now nearing the 100-person mark, with a number of nonetheless unaccounted for.
Jason has been posting about all of it weekend, and he is plugging a company referred to as the Hawai’i Neighborhood Basis … particularly, a fund they’ve created to assist the victims of Maui. Along with the laying out a roadmap to assets, he is obtained a transparent message.
To all vacationers contemplating touring to Hawai’i, particularly Maui, JM is saying … keep away.
He writes in no unsure phrases, “Maui just isn’t the place to have your trip proper now. DO NOT TRAVEL TO MAUI. Don’t persuade your self that your presence is required on an island that’s struggling this deeply. Mahalo to everybody who has donated and proven aloha to the neighborhood on this time of want.”
May sound like a no brainer, however there’ve been on-the-ground studies of oldsters/vacationers nonetheless frolicking within the space and having fun with their vacays, proper in the course of this catastrophe.
One video, particularly, has been going viral for what seems to be a bunch of vacationers being taken out to sea close to Maui by an tour firm … this because the photog bashes the hell out of them for being insensitive concerning the lethal scenario throughout them. That firm has since apologized, insisting they had been gonna donate the funds from this to charity — however vowing to halt operations in the intervening time. Secure to say … that is a very good name.
Now, as for Dwayne Johnson … he, too, has addressed the disaster and is pointing folks to the Hawai’i Neighborhood Basis Maui Fund as properly — saying any donations and help will go a great distance in serving to restore the neighborhood, which continues to be reeling from the fires.
The Rock writes, “Heartbroken however our religion and mana is powerful. First responders, well being care groups, accommodations, locals companies, boots on the bottom organizations and all our native heroes, keep sturdy – we love you and respect you.”
He provides, “All our native households, our ohana, our aiga, keep sturdy via this devastating time. Resilience resolve is our DNA. Our ancestors are in our blood. That is who we’re. That is what we do. I really like you. Keep sturdy. Extra to come back.”
Others celebs are chiming in as properly — together with “Moana” star Auliʻi Cravalho — who’s been guiding folks to useful assets too. After all, folks like Jeff Bezos and Oprah are serving to in a giant method as properly … be it with main money donations, or different means.
Robust instances, however Hollywood’s coming collectively to assist construct all of it again as greatest they’ll.