Actor Jason Momoa recently took to social media to tell his followers not to visit the Hawaiian island of Maui as deadly wildfires continue to spread.
About his post: On Saturday, Momoa, 44, reposted videos and images that nonprofit organization Āina Momona shared last week on Instagram.
The videos show areas of Maui that have been affected by the wildfires, which started on Tuesday.
“Maui is not the place to have your vacation right now,” the “Aquaman” star, who was born in Honolulu, wrote in his recent Instagram post. “DO NOT TRAVEL TO MAUI. Do not convince yourself that your presence is needed on an island that is suffering this deeply.”
He also thanked the people who have shown support and given donations to help those affected by the wildfires.
Raising awareness: In his post, Momoa mentioned a fundraiser that ‘Āina Momona set up to support the Maui community.
“All the funds raised will be given to the Hawaii Community Foundation Maui County Strong Fund to support disaster relief on Maui. … An accounting of all the monies raised through this fundraiser and our distribution to HCF will be posted to our website,” he stated.
About the wildfires:
At least 96 people
have died because of the Maui wildfires, which came about due to dry conditions and strong winds
passing through Hawaii from Hurricane Dora, a Category 4 storm.
“We have suffered a terrible disaster in the form of a wildfire that has spread widely as a result of hurricane-force winds in the region and underlying drought conditions,” Hawaii Gov. Josh Green said in a statement
. “Maui and the Big Island both experienced significant fires. Much of Lāhainā on Maui has been destroyed and hundreds of local families have been displaced.”