Pro-life diaper company EveryLife has donated more than 40,000 diapers and 60,000 wipes to Maui families after a community on the island was devastated by deadly wildfires.
More than 100 are dead and thousands displaced.
After EveryLife founder Michael Seifert heard the heartbreaking news, he knew he needed to do something to help.
“We at EveryLife were devastated to hear the news about the disastrous wildfires that destroyed the beautiful, historic city of Lahaina,” Seifert said, according to Fox News. “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.”
So Seifert set up a “Buy for a Cause” program to ensure that for every bundle purchased, six packs of diapers and four packs of wipes will be donated to the families of Maui.
Everylife is working with Kings Cathedral, a Maui-based church, and professional surfer Bethany Hamilton to distribute diapers and wipes to those in need.
“What’s happening to the community in Maui is absolutely heartbreaking and unimaginable,” Hamilton said on social media. “I can’t imagine losing everything overnight and how hard the journey forward will be. I am honored to partner with @everylifeco – not only are they praying but they are sending their diapers and wipes to King’s Cathedral in Maui to help families who have lost everything due the devastating catastrophic.”
One of King’s Cathedral’s locations, King’s Chapel in Lahaina, was burned in the wildfires. However, their main location in Kahului is being used to provide shelter and assistance to families in need.
Senior pastor Dr. Jonathan Marocco said the church helping to house over 200 people.
“We became a refuge for over 200 people that came to the church, and had no place to go,” Marocco said. “We fed and helped and found places for them to sleep and we’re thankful we’re here.”
Marocco encouraged people to pray for the people of Maui and help in any way they can.
EveryLife confirmed the first shipment of diapers arrived Aug. 15.