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Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Launch Maui Relief Fund | Video

*Dwayne Johnson and Oprah Winfrey are launching a new fund to help relieve the suffering caused by Maui’s wildfires.

The global superstars announced the People’s Fund of Maui in a video on Thursday and launched the campaign with a $10 million donation.

“As we have seen firsthand, the impacts of these wildfires have been devastating, and we’re here to ensure with 100% guarantee that your donations will go directly into the hands of Lahaina residents,” Winfrey and Johnson said, UPI News reports. 

The relief fund aims to provide “direct relief” to those affected by the recent wildfires in Maui, Hawaii, which have killed 115 people and left 388 missing.

 

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“Every adult resident who lives in the affected area and was displaced by the wildfires in Lahaina and Kula is eligible to receive $1200 per month to help them through this period of recovery,” Winfrey and Johnson said in the news release. 

The dynamic duo said the fund was created in collaboration with community members and elders.

“As people around the world watched the catastrophic loss and devastation caused by the Maui wildfires, they also witnessed the great spirit and resilience of our Polynesian culture and the tremendous strength of of the people of Maui. Even in the most difficult of times, the people of Maui come together, and we rise — that’s what makes us stronger,” Johnson said in a statement.

“We are beyond grateful to be working alongside esteemed community leaders of Maui to launch the People’s Fund of Maui,” he added. 

In a post shared on Instagram last month, Johnson expressed his love and support for the people of Maui. Watch the clip below.

 

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