In a remarkable display of solidarity, celebrities Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Oprah Winfrey have teamed up to launch the People’s Fund of Maui. This fund is dedicated to providing direct financial support to the victims of the devastating wildfires that swept through Maui in early August 2023.

The crypto community has eagerly joined this noble cause, contributing to the relief fund in cryptocurrencies.

The Maui Wildfire Crisis: Celebrities Take Action

The Hawaiian island of Maui was engulfed in flames leaving behind a trail of destruction. This included extensive property damage and personal losses, encompassing over 2,500 acres of scorched land.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Oprah Winfrey, renowned for their philanthropic endeavors, responded swiftly to this crisis. They spearheaded the People’s Fund of Maui to extend a helping hand to the Mai wildfire victims affected by this calamity.

In a tweet, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reassured the public that every penny donated would directly benefit the victims. He further specified that:

“Every adult resident who lives in the affected area and was displaced by the wildfires in Lahaina and Kula is eligible to receive $1200 per month to help them through this period of recovery.”

Cryptocurrency Donations Welcome

The People’s Fund of Maui embraces various forms of donations, including both fiat and cryptocurrencies. Alongside contributions from across the globe, the fund welcomes donations in Bitcoin, Ether, Dogecoin, and other digital assets.

Oprah Winfrey emphasized the significance of providing donations directly to survivors. She articulated:

“People being able to have their own agency, being able to make decisions for themselves — about what they need and what their family needs — that is our goal.”

All Hands and Hearts: Cryptocurrency’s Vital Role

Parallel to the commendable initiatives led by celebrities, numerous other relief organizations are diligently working to assist the Maui wildfire victims. Notably, one such organization, “All Hands and Hearts,” specializes in disaster relief. It has been actively collecting both cryptocurrency and fiat donations to aid Maui’s local residents in the aftermath.

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