Barack Obama says there needs to be increased efforts to help those affected by the wildfires in Maui.
The fires which tore through the Hawaiian island a week ago have so far claimed the lives of 99 people.
It's thought rescue teams could find as many as twenty bodies a day as they continue to search through the debris.
The former US president, who's originally from Honolulu, says action is now needed to help rebuild communities.
"We now find ourselves mourning the lives that are lost and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families that have lost so much.
"The thing about it is though, thoughts and prayers in a moment like this are not enough.
"We have to step up and we have to help those families and we have to help Lahaina rebuild."
It will take all of us coming together and doing what we can to help those in need in Maui and Lahaina right now. I hope you’ll join me in donating to the Hawai'i Red Cross today: https://t.co/CPtVJ8fGSq pic.twitter.com/yvIDCG15MP
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 15, 2023