METALLICA's 'All Within My Hands' Foundation Donates $200,000 To Help Those Affected By Maui Wildfires

August 12, 2023

METALLICA's All Within My Hands foundation has donated $200,000 to support the response and provide relief to those affected by the deadly wildfires that swept across the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Wildfires that started on Tuesday and moved quickly across the island of Maui have ravaged the historic town of Lahaina. Burning out neighborhoods and obliterating communities, at least 55 people have died, making this the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in five years. These devastating fires are the product of a confluence of weather conditions: dry vegetation, low humidity, and the vigorous winds of Hurricane Dora fanning the flames.

With strong ties to the Hawaiian Islands, the All Within My Hands board voted swiftly to approve a $200,000 grant for the Maui Strong Fund established through the Hawai'i Community Foundation (HCF). The Maui Strong Fund is providing resources that can be deployed quickly, focusing on rapid response and recovery for the disastrous wildfires still occurring on Maui.

Established in 1916, HCF is one of the oldest community foundations in the United States. The HCF is a public, statewide, charitable services and grant-making organization supported by donor contributions for the benefit of Hawaii's people. The Maui Strong Fund was created to provide community resilience with resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The fund is currently being used to support communities affected by the wildfires on Maui.

All Within My Hands was established in 2017 by METALLICA to invest in the people and places that have supported the band. It also allows METALLICA's fans to engage in philanthropy and volunteerism. The Foundation is dedicated to creating sustainable communities through workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services. All expenses of the Foundation are covered by the band, the board, and a few special friends so that 100 percent of donations go to the organizations it supports. AWMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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