DFS rallies to support Maui communities devastated by wildfires

USA. In the wake of the devastating wildfires that have swept the Hawaiian island of Maui – the deadliest natural fire disaster in US history – DFS is setting up a charity sale of Maui Strong T-shirts to employees and customers across its US division locations.

All proceeds will be donated to the Maui Strong Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation in anticipation of the funds being used to support the rebuilding and regeneration of the affected Maui community where needed.

DFS has operated continuously in Hawaii since 1 January 1963. Today it runs stores at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Honolulu and Kahului Airport as well as a T Galleria in Waikiki.

DFS aims to rise US$100,000 through this charity sale, while pledging to match the amount up to the maximum US$100,000. This would bring the total donated amount to US$200,000.

DFS said it was thankful that all its staff in Hawaii are accounted for and safe.

The LVMH-Robert Miller owned retailer has dispatched personal care packages to all affected employees by air. The company has also communicated with all team members access, where qualified, to the LVMH Heart Fund and Disaster Relief Fund.

Locally, DFS continues to communicate closely with staff on a daily basis, assessing and delivering any further or future support they need.

Click on the image to learn more about the Maui Strong Fund

DFS Group Chairman and CEO Benjamin Vuchot said, “We extend our deepest condolences to the entire Maui community who have been near and dear to our hearts throughout DFS’ long history in this area.

“As we remain committed to our employees, customers, and communities, we will continue to monitor the situation and provide corresponding support, and we encourage our partners and employees from the rest of the world to join us in contributing to the Maui Strong Fund as we come together as one to support Hawaii during this difficult time.”

Note: Individuals who desire to support through direct donation may do so through the Hawaii Community Foundation website Maui Strong – Hawaii Community Foundation. ✈

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