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Jeff Bezos & Lauren Sánchez Establish $100M Maui Relief Fund For Wildfire Recovery

Posted on AllSides August 12th, 2023
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Amazon Executive Chairman Jeff Bezos and fiancée Lauren Sánchez, vice chair of the Bezos Earth Fund, are establishing a $100 million fund to “help Maui get back on its feet now and over the coming years.”

The donation was announced Friday afternoon in posts on Instagram and Threads.

Wildfires on the island have so far claimed an estimated 67 lives, with hundreds of buildings destroyed and many hundreds of residents missing. It is one of the largest natural disasters in Hawaii’s history.

Oprah Winfrey, who owns more than 2,000 acres on Maui,...

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