Jeff Bezos is taking some much-needed action to help Maui recover and rebuild after the horrific wildfires — not only by donating a huge sum of money, but also by creating a fund to keep the relief effort going.
Jeff’s fiancee Lauren Sanchez announced they’re donating $100 million and launching the Maui Fund, saying … “Jeff and I are heartbroken by what’s happening in Maui. We are thinking of all the families that have lost so much and a community that has been left devastated.”
The deadly fires — which have claimed at least 59 lives and wiped Lahaina off the map — have left thousands homeless and without any personal belongings. The humanitarian crisis would be enough to draw Bezos’ attention, but he also has a personal tie to the island.
He purchased a 14-acre estate for $78 million in 2021 … which is about 20 miles south of where the fires are raging.
Lauren says she and Jeff are thinking long term — “The immediate needs are important, and so is the longer term rebuilding that will have to happen — even after much of the attention has subsided.”