WIPA Supports SEARCH’s Fundraising for Event Professionals Impacted by the Maui Wildfires

WIPA Gives Back By Supporting SEARCH Foundation's Fundraising for Event Professionals Impacted by the Maui Wildfires

In the spirit of unity and support, WIPA chapters came together this summer to make a meaningful difference in the lives of event professionals by raising funds to support the SEARCH Foundation’s assistance to those who have been severely affected by the Maui wildfires. The wildfires not only scorched acres of natural beauty but have also left many wedding professionals, who rely on the island’s stunning vistas and venues, facing unprecedented hardship. These individuals, who bring dream weddings and memorable events to life, are now struggling to rebuild their lives and businesses in the aftermath of this disaster.

In response to this crisis, WIPA chapters from coast to coast united to support the SEARCH Foundation’s fundraising efforts. To date, WIPA leaders, members and Chapter event attendees have contributed over $5,000 in relief funds for SEARCH. We acknowledge that the SEARCH Foundation is renowned for its commitment to helping event professionals during times of crisis, and this collaboration underscores the power of the our industry to make a positive impact in the face of adversity.

We couldn’t do what we do without the support of event companies, organizations and industry individuals, along with the donors of the SEARCH100. Following the wildfires in Maui we quickly reacted with immediate funding to dozens of industry individuals in need in the most devastated areas to the tune of $150,000. This is what we are here for and since 1997 we have funded 100% of qualified cases.

– SEARCH Foundation Board Chair, Kate Patay of Terramar,
a DMC Network Company

As the devastating recovery on the beautiful island of Maui continues, it is essential that we continue to rally around our event industry colleagues and friends who have been enduring unimaginable challenges. The SEARCH Foundation exists to assist event, meeting and catering professionals faced with a crisis, whether it be a life-threatening illness or any catastrophic disaster. Please join WIPA in supporting the SEARCH Foundation by making them a part of your personal giving plan or by making them a giving component for your next event. Learn more about the SEARCH Foundation by visiting SearchFoundation.org.

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