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Floyd Mayweather steps up big-time to help families affected by Hawaii wildfires
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Floyd Mayweather steps up big-time to help families affected by Hawaii wildfires

Legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather reportedly stepped up big-time to help victims of the devastating wildfires on Maui – the second-largest island of the state of Hawaii.

As of Thursday night, at least 55 people have died from the Lahaina wildfire, according to Maui County officials.

Hawaii Gov. Josh Green described the situation on Maui as if a "bomb" had gone off, adding that an estimated 1,000 buildings had been destroyed by the rampaging fires.

After touring the fire-ravaged area of Lahaina, Green said in a Thursday press conference, "It's a heartbreaking day. Without a doubt, what we saw is catastrophic."

"When you see the full extent of the destruction in Lahaina, it will shock you. It does appear like a bomb and fire went off, if I may," Green said, according to Hawaii News Now. "And all of the buildings virtually are gonna have to be rebuilt. It will be a new Lahaina that Maui builds in its own image, with its own values."

Officials said the Lahaina wildfire was 80% contained as of Thursday. There are six fires still burning in Maui and the Big Island.

Viral video shows people jumping into the Pacific Ocean to escape raging wildfires in Lahaina.

Floyd Mayweather is reportedly helping dozens of families displaced by the wind-fueled wildfires in Maui. Mayweather allegedly paid to fly and temporarily house 68 local families affected by the Hawaii wildfires.

TMZ Sports reported, "Mayweather is also providing the people with hotel rooms for several weeks, as well as food from local restaurants and clothing to wear while they’re away from their homes."

The undefeated boxing star is reportedly also working with the H&M clothing company to provide clothing to the families.

Fellow celebrity Oprah Winfrey is also concerned with the victims of the terrifying wildfires. Winfrey, who is a part-time Maui resident, visited evacuated victims at a shelter.

Winfrey said, "It's overwhelming, but I'm really pleased to have so many people supporting ... bringing what they can and doing what they can."

"I came earlier just to see what people needed then went shopping because often, you know, you make donations of clothes or whatever and it's not really what people need," Winfrey said. "So I actually went to Walmart and Costco and got pillows, shampoo, diapers, sheets, pillowcases."

Hawaii News Now said of Winfrey, "The group Kakoo-Haleakala says she offered to buy supplies for the shelter, including cots, blankets, and toiletries."

The billionaire Winfrey is one of Maui's biggest landowners and owns roughly 1,000 acres on the Hawaiian island.

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