Elon Musk's Tesla And Starlink Step Up For Hawaii: 'Doing Our Best To Be Helpful'

Zinger Key Points
  • Wildfires in Hawaii have seen over 100 casualties and cause havoc across the island state.
  • Several billionaires and companies are stepping up to help with relief efforts, including Elon Musk.

Wildfires in Hawaii have caused widespread devastation across the island state, forcing many residents to abandon their homes, while others are experiencing ongoing power outages.

The world’s richest person is doing his part in helping aid in recovery efforts.

What Happened: In the past, Elon Musk has helped out with natural disasters and the war in Ukraine by sending Starlink equipment.

Amid Hawaii's crisis, Musk is lending a hand through Starlink and Tesla Inc TSLA.

Musk shared on Twitter, now known as X, on Wednesday that the two companies were trying to help.

A report from Teslarati highlights photos of Starlink kits that have been used on the islands to provide free internet for anyone affected by the wildfires.

Starlink shared on their Twitter that they have shipped 650 satellite internet kits to Hawaii, helping over 40 organizations with recovery efforts.

“The Starlink team covered expedited shipping and distribution costs for all kits delivered to recovery efforts in Maui, donated 35% of the hardware costs, and we are working with local retailers to make Starlink available below cost. More to come as needed!” Starlink tweeted.

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Why It’s Important: Casualties from the Hawaii wildfires have surpassed 100 lives lost, and the crisis has become the deadliest U.S. wildfire in over 100 years and the worst natural disaster in the history of Hawaii.

Benzinga previously shared that Jeff Bezos, who owns a residence in Hawaii, has pledged $100 million to support the relief effort.

Other individuals and companies have also donated to support the relief effort.

Recently, the Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley, one of the world's largest Tesla owner clubs with over 750,000 Twitter followers, raised over $6,000 for King’s Cathedral Maui. This effort aims to assist Hawaii residents with food, shelter, clothing, and other essentials.

Read Next: Flights To Hawaii Could Include Starlink On Board Soon 

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