How you can help after hundreds of homes destroyed in Hawaii's volcanoes


HAWAII (WTHR) — Hundreds of homes are destroyed on Hawaii's big island after lava wiped out two ocean front communities.

Many residents have already evacuated the area, and thankfully, there haven't been any reports of injuries so far. However, the lava isn't the only danger.

Since the volcanic eruptions started, the big island has seen nearly 10,000 earthquakes. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, between the earthquakes, lava and ash, hundreds of people's belongings are also destroyed. Now families are left with nowhere to go.

Police say the homes destroyed were fully engulfed by lava. Those homes included vacation, rental homes and homes belonging to those who live on the island year-round. The lava has been flowing from fissures that broke out in neighborhoods since last month.

If you're interested in helping out. There's a few things you can do:

AT&T has a "text to donate" option. Just text the word "volcano" to 5-0-5-5-5.

Donations can also be made through the Red Cross here. There also several GoFundMe pages posted, including this one here, collecting money for the victims.