As the nation marks one month since the deadliest wildfire in America, recovery efforts for Maui continue with assistance needed. GMV, the technology solutions partner of Maui Bus, has rallied its transit network in a fundraising endeavor.
Restoring Mau Bus Operations
Maui Bus aided in the evacuation of more than 42,000 people off Maui in the first few days after the wildfire outbreak – many of whom were visitors.
Additionally, Maui Bus coordinated on-demand shuttle services for those at emergency shelters to get goods and services and move between temporary housing locations, distribution centers, and service centers.
Efforts continue in transporting emergency responders and volunteers throughout the region, and the agency is designing new routes that will allow for connectivity between Central Maui and West Maui, where the fire outbreak occurred.
GMV is bringing together its employees, customers, and partners to raise funds that will go directly to Maui Bus’ preferred relief organization, Maui United Way, to provide immediate financial assistance through grants to non-profits at the forefront of the relief efforts and to households that have been affected.
GMV confirmed a pledge of $25,000 on behalf of its efforts.
“The heart of our business is in connecting communities and people. Like so many, witnessing the destruction and devastation to the community in Maui, we were moved to do whatever we could to help,” said GMV CEO Ian Sephton. “From using our technology and solutions-based team to help build back the transportation in and out of Maui to raising funds across our network, we will be there from the recovery to rebuilding.”