Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has expressed profound sadness in response to the catastrophic wildfires that have engulfed Hawaii. In a video shared on Instagram on Sunday, the 51-year-old actor addressed the deadly wildfires that have tragically claimed the lives of over 90 individuals as of Monday morning.
In the heartfelt video, Johnson conveyed his deep emotions, stating, “I’m completely heartbroken over this, and I know that all of you are too.” He emphasized the ongoing devastation that continues to unfold, describing the situation as “hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute,” and referring to it as truly heartbreaking.
The renowned actor extended his gratitude to people across the globe for their outpouring of love, support, prayers, and positivity for the people of Hawaii who have been affected by this disaster. Johnson also shared his admiration for the resilience of the people of Maui, asserting that their faith remains strong in the face of adversity.
Johnson also took the opportunity to encourage donations for relief efforts, providing a link on his Instagram page for those interested in contributing. He assured his followers that he has been in direct contact with local organizations actively involved in addressing the crisis and emphasized the urgency of the situation, saying, “There are so many needs.”
In his caption accompanying the video, Johnson lauded the heroic efforts of first responders, healthcare teams, hotels, and local businesses who have rallied to support their community during this challenging time. He tagged the Hawaii Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has established the Maui Fund to aid disaster response and recovery.
The wildfires, which were first reported on August 8, have wreaked havoc across the regions of Lahaina and Kula in Maui, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Thousands of residents and visitors have been evacuated, and the death toll is tragically anticipated to rise further. Johnson’s video adds to the efforts of various celebrities, including Jeff Bezos, Lauren Sanchez, and Oprah Winfrey, who have pledged significant contributions to assist in the recovery process.
The devastation caused by these wildfires has prompted an outpouring of support as communities come together to provide aid, resources, and hope in the midst of this dire situation.