In the aftermath of wildfires that devastated the Hawaiian island of Maui, pro-life diaper company EveryLife donated more than 40,000 diapers and 60,000 wipes to affected residents.
The first consignment of these essential supplies was received Tuesday, according to a Fox News report.
EveryLife founder Michael Seifert expressed deep sorrow over the calamity that befell the historic city of Lahaina.
“We at EveryLife were devastated to hear the news about the disastrous wildfires that destroyed the beautiful, historic city of Lahaina,” said Seifert.
“With both the death toll and the number of displaced community members continuing to rise, our hearts are breaking for the beautiful people of Maui and all of their loved ones.”
EveryLife collaborated with Kings Cathedral, a global church based in Maui, and professional surfer Bethany Hamilton to ensure diapers reached those who were forced to evacuate their homes due to the wildfires.
Hamilton, expressed her anguish over the situation in Maui in a post to X that described it as “absolutely heartbreaking and unimaginable.”
“I can’t even imagine loosing everything overnight and how hard the journey forward will be,” Hamilton said in an August 12 X post.
The surfer noted she felt honored to be collaborating with EveryLife to help Maui residents affected by the wildfires.
King’s Cathedral, a Maui-based church, has been instrumental in providing refuge and support to the affected families.
Dr. Jonathan Marocco, the senior global pastor, shared in a video on the church’s website,
“We became a refuge for over 200 people that came to the church, and had no place to go,” said King’s Cathedral’s Global Pastor Dr. Jonathan Marocco said.
“We fed and helped and found places for them to sleep, and we’re thankful we’re here.” he said, with a request for prayers on behalf of Maui’s residents.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in time of need.” Marocco added. “This is a time of need.”
EveryLife, headquartered in Encinitas, California, runs a “Buy for a Cause” program where individuals can purchase a “diaper bundle” that gets donated to charity.
“During the month of August, each ‘Buy for a Cause’ diaper bundle will be donated directly to families in urgent need of these essential items following the devastating impact of the Hawaiian wildfires,” Siefert said.
King’s Cathedral reached out to island residents to remind them help is available.
“In the wake of the devastating wildfires that have affected our beautiful island, King’s Cathedral is stepping up to offer a helping hand,” the church stated on its website.
“If you and your family have been affected by the wildfires, know that you’re not alone. King’s is extending a heartfelt invitation to all wildfire-affected families, providing assistance with essentials like clothing, food, and shelter.”