Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson Establish Relief Fund for Maui Fire Victims
Famed American broadcaster Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson have joined forces to create a fund dedicated to assisting the victims of the devastating wildfires that have ravaged the picturesque island of Maui in Hawaii.
On the 31st (local time), Winfrey took to her social media platform to share a video, wherein she passionately explained the purpose of the fundraiser and called upon individuals to contribute towards this noble cause.
Together, Winfrey and Johnson appeared in the video, stating, “We have established the ‘Maui Fund’ to ensure that the victims in need receive direct financial aid during this challenging time.” The inspiration behind their initiative was evident.
Johnson expressed, “We understand that people often feel apprehensive about where exactly their donations end up. With this fund, you can rest assured knowing that your contribution will directly reach those affected, without any intermediaries.”
Accompanying the video was an article elucidating the specifics of the relief efforts. It stated, “Adult residents impacted by the wildfires in Lahaina and Coola on the island of Maui will receive a monthly financial support of $1,200 (approximately 1.59 million KRW) until restoration is achieved. This assistance aims to alleviate the burdens they face and assist in their recovery process.”
Prior to this announcement, Winfrey personally traveled to Maui on the 10th, shortly after the outbreak of the fires, to deliver essential relief supplies to the affected individuals.
It is worth noting that Winfrey owns a sprawling 1,000-acre (4,046,856 square meters, equivalent to 1.22 million pyeong) estate on the island of Maui.
Johnson, with ancestral roots in Samoa near Hawaii, felt a deep connection to this cause.
The wildfire that ignited on the 8th has tragically claimed the lives of 115 people and continues to wreak havoc on the island of Maui.
Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson set up a fund to help victims of fire damage on the island of Maui. [사진출처 = 오프라 윈프리 인스타그램]
Oprah Winfrey, a famous American broadcaster, and Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson have created a fund to help the victims of the Maui Island, Hawaii, who lost their lives in wildfires.
On the 31st (local time), Winfrey posted a video on her social media account, revealing the purpose of the fundraiser and appealing for participation in the donation.
“We know that many people find it difficult to trust where their donations are going,” he said. “When you donate to this fund, it goes directly into their hands, cleanly.”
In an article posted with the video, he said, “Adult residents affected by wildfires in Lahaina and Coola (on the island of Maui) can receive $1,200 per month (approximately 1.59 million won) during the period restore.” He explained that it was all earned. it had to be made relevant.
Previously, Winfrey personally visited Maui on the 10th, right after the fire, to deliver relief supplies.
Winfrey is known to own 1,000 acres (4,046,856㎡, 1.22 million pyeong) of land on the island of Maui.
Johnson is said to be of Samoan descent near Hawaii.
On the island of Maui, a fire that broke out on the 8th has killed 115 people so far.
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