Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who hails from Ewa Beach on Oahu, is actively contributing to the recovery efforts on the island of Maui after the wildfires.
The town of Lahaina recently fell victim to devastating wildfires, resulting in a tragic loss of life, with 99 confirmed casualties and ongoing search operations for missing individuals.
In response to this crisis, Tagovailoa has initiated a fundraising campaign for his home state.
Tagovailoa does his best to help in Hawaii
The launch of this initiative took place late on a Friday night, reflecting his strong commitment to aiding the affected community.
He personally signed off the campaign with the phrase “Alofa atu,” which holds the heartfelt meaning of “Love you.”
“In the wake of the Maui wildfires, our community needs us more than ever,” Tua wrote.
“With the strength of our ‘Ohana and the deep-rooted values of Aloha, let’s lend a hand to those in need. 100% of donations will directly support those affected in Hawaii.”
Tagovailoa donates 20,000 dollars
To kick-start the fundraising efforts, Tua contributed an initial sum of 20,000 dollars, setting a larger objective of amassing 100,000 dollars to support the recovery.
As of Monday night, the Tua Foundation fund had successfully raised an impressive total of 62,000 dollars.
Notably, the support for this cause has been extensive, with 454 backers having rallied behind the initiative.
This includes the notable involvement of the Jason Taylor Foundation and the contribution of Alabama coach Nick Saban, all working collectively to aid the recovery and restoration process in the wake of the tragic wildfires.