The Pueblo of Sandia is continuing its tradition of assisting those hit by major disasters with a $1 million donation to the Maui Strong Fund of the Hawai’i Community Foundation for rebuilding efforts after the recent Maui wildfire.

“We extend our wholehearted support to the people of Maui during this challenging time. 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,” the pueblo’s Gov. Stuart Paisano said.

“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.”

This contribution reflects the Pueblo of Sandia’s strong commitment to aiding communities in times of crisis, following past $1 million donations for Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017.