Pueblo of Sandia Donates $1 Million in Disaster Relief Aid to Maui Strong Fund

Pueblo of Sandia

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Pueblo of Sandia has donated $1,000,000 to the Maui Strong Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, demonstrating unwavering support for the recovery and rebuilding efforts in the wake of the recent Maui wildfire.

The contribution reflects the Pueblo of Sandia’s commitment to aiding communities in times of crisis. With a history of providing assistance during major disasters, including $1,000,000 donations for Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017, the Pueblo of Sandia has consistently demonstrated their dedication to helping those in need.

The recent Maui wildfire has left a significant impact on communities, underscoring the urgent need for support. The Pueblo of Sandia’s donation to the Maui Strong Fund will provide vital resources for wildfire relief and the recovery process.

“We extend our wholehearted support to the people of Maui during this challenging time,” said Pueblo of Sandia Governor Stuart Paisano. “Our donation represents our commitment to alleviating suffering and assisting in the restoration of normalcy. Moreover, we are steadfast in our commitment to assist the native Hawaiian Indigenous people, with the goal of providing support and uplifting them during trying circumstances.”

“Mahalo to the Pueblo of Sandia for this considerable gift to the Maui Strong Fund,” said Micah Kāne, CEO and President of Hawai‘i Community Foundation. “The complex, multi-level needs in the wake of this disaster requires all of us to come together to support Maui at this difficult time. This gift will help to uplift Maui communities now and in the long-term.”