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Hi, my name is Carlos Ortiz…. and we are fundraising for our coworkers in Maui who have been displaced by the wildfires. Matt (Iggy) has nothing left, his house was burn to the ground.

Matt’s house was in Lahaina (zip code 96761), a historic town which was completely destroyed, and they have no possessions left other than the clothes on their backs. “We have a total loss. We only have what we had on our back and two diaper bags of basic toiletries.”

Matt's family has lived in Maui their entire lives and they have two children, a two year old and a four year old (picture above).

These are exceptional individuals who are at the frontlines of implementing cutting edge energy solutions and engineering results and developing new equipment and technologies. Please help us help our colleagues to get some measure of their lives back together by donating. All amounts are appreciated!

All funds raised will be delivered directly to affected families. Funds will be utilized exclusively for emergency expenses, such as food, living essentials, and for rebuilding Matt's home. Any funds in excess will be donated to other wildfire recovery efforts.

"Dear friends, community members, and compassionate strangers,

We are here today to rally together and support the Souza family - Matthew, Arica, little Silas, and sweet Ayla. They have suffered an unimaginable tragedy, losing their home and all their belongings in the devastating Lahaina wildfires. In this time of great turmoil, let's unite as one and provide them with the love, resources, and hope they need to rebuild their lives.

The Souza family had built a nurturing home that was filled with love, laughter, and dreams for the future. However, their lives were abruptly upturned as raging wildfires consumed everything they held dear. This catastrophe left them with nothing but the clothes on their backs and a deep sense of loss.

We, as a community, have the power to lend a helping hand and offer support to the Souza family as they seek to rebuild their lives. The funds raised through this campaign will aid them in securing a new home, purchasing essential items such as clothing, furniture, kitchen supplies, and providing stability for their children. Additionally, these funds can alleviate the burden of immediate financial obligations

Your kindness and generosity in this time of desperation will be a beacon of hope for the Souza family. Even the smallest contribution can make a tremendous difference, enabling them to take the first steps towards healing and restoration. Remember, together we can create a positive impact and show them that they are not alone in their struggle.

Let's surround the Souza family with love, support, and community spirit as they begin to rebuild. Share this campaign with your friends, family, and coworkers, spreading the word far and wide. Whether through monetary donations, prayers, or sharing their story, know that your assistance will provide the family with a glimmer of hope during this dark chapter of their lives." -- Matt Souza


Updated Aug 10, 10:40am HST. As new information comes in, additional updates will be made.


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    • $1,500 
    • 2 mos
  • Melody Torres
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Kiele Muraco
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Malik Haddadi
    • $300 
    • 4 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Carlos Ortiz
Lahaina, HI
Matthew Souza

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