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Dodgers Team Up With Los Angeles Sports Teams to Support Hawaii Fire Relief Efforts

Last week, a wildfire broke out on the island of Maui in Hawaii that destroyed the island’s main tourist hub. This week, the Dodgers, with the help of other Los Angeles area sports teams, are helping a community heal by making a charitable donation.

With the help of the other 11 LA-based sports team, the Dodgers have donated $450,000 to the Red Cross to help the fire relief efforts.

Since the fire started in early August, 106 lives have been lost. The majority of people who died were Hawaii locals who either couldn’t escape the fire or died while in the ocean while trying to flee the blaze.

According to CNN, the fires were the deadliest in the United States over the past 100 years.

As search efforts continue, only 35% of the fire area has been uncovered. The Red Cross is taking any donations to help with the relief efforts. Per the Red Cross website:

For those interested in helping people specifically affected by the Hawaii wildfires, you can still select Hawaii Wildfires on, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Los Angeles sports teams are the only ones donating to the cause so far. This isn’t the first time that the Dodgers have been involved in donation efforts.

In 2021, Walker Buehler donated money to the tornado relief efforts when his hometown in Tennessee was ravaged. Former Dodger Matt Beatty also joined in and made a charitable donation.

The Dodgers and other LA teams are doing their part in helping a community overcome a natural disaster. With the help of them and other people donating to the Red Cross, the island of Maui is looking to get back to the way it was before the fire.

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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