Oprah Winfrey, Dwayne Johnson Team Up For $10 Million Maui Relief Fund

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Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson have joined forces to provide relief to those affected by the deadly Maui wildfires.

On Thursday (August 31), Winfrey and Johnson announced the launch of the People's Fund of Maui, which will include an initial donation of $10 million from the duo, per People.

The People's Fund of Maui will "distribute cash directly to those who were displaced and affected by the fire" and donate "all net proceeds" to "those directly impacted in Maui," according to a press release.

“I have been meeting with people throughout the community that were impacted by the fires over the last few weeks, asking what they most needed and how I could be of service,” Winfrey said in a statement. “The main thing I’ve been hearing is their concern about how to move forward under the immense financial burden."

"The community has come together in so many wonderful ways, and my intention is to support those impacted as they determine what rebuilding looks like for them," she added.

Johnson said in the release, "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 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."

In a video posted on Instagram, the duo said wildfire victims can apply at PeoplesFundofMaui.org to receive $1200 per month to "help them through this period of recovery."

At least 115 people have died due to Maui wildfires and up to 1,100 people remain unaccounted for, according to reports.

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