August 29, 2023 | By Sophia Compton

The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii recently announced that all donations made by Hawaii businesses to its Business Relief Fund will be matched, up to $50,000, to assist the business communities on Maui impacted by the recent wildfires.

“Mahalo to the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, which has generously offered to match all donations made by Hawaii businesses to the Business Relief Fund,” Chamber of Commerce Hawaii President and CEO Sherry Menor-McNamara said in a statement.

Organizations that have donated to the fund include Target, with a $50,000 donation; Amazon, which donated $50,000 in Amazon gift cards; Altres, which donated $10,000; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which donated $10,000; and more, according to Menor-McNamara.

The Business Relief Fund’s GoFundMe page has so far raised $42,185 of its $100,000 goal, according to its website.

“Maui’s businesses deserve the community’s help as they navigate through this difficult time,” Terrence R. George, president & CEO of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, said in a statement. “I invite Hawaii companies to please join us in donating to the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Business Relief Fund.”

Hawaii businesses interested in donating to the fund for the challenge grant must donate by check, made payable to “Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Foundation Relief Account,” which can be mailed to 733 Bishop St., Suite 1200 Honolulu, HI 96813.

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