Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, fiancee to donate $100M for Maui relief
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his fiancee Lauren Sanchez announced they’ll donate $100 million to Maui wildfire relief efforts.
“Jeff and I are heartbroken by what’s happening in Maui. We are thinking of the families that have lost so much and a community that has been left devastated,” Sanchez wrote.
The couple says the money will be used to help Maui get back on its feet over the next years.
Bezos owns a compound on Maui reportedly worth $78 million.
Meanwhile, pro golfer Colin Morikawa said he’ll donate $1,000 each time he makes a birdie on the PGA Tour this month.
Morikawa said his grandfather used to own a restaurant along the historic Front Street in Lahaina called “The Morikawa Restaurant.”
He will determine where the funds go as the “situation evolves.”
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