HAGÅTÑA, GUAM – Bank of Hawaii has announced that it is accepting donations to aid victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Check donations may be made payable to: Aloha For Philippines and deposited at any Bank of Hawaii branch on Guam, Saipan or Palau. Cash donations are also being accepted. All donations will go to the American Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and families affected by this disaster,” said Ron Cannoles, Bank of Hawaii executive vice president and West Pacific Region manager. “So many of us here share such a close connection to the Philippines and we were stunned by the magnitude of this tragedy. We are pleased to support the relief effort by ensuring our community’s donations get to an agency that can best meet the needs of those who require help.”
The American Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian network. Donations to the American Red Cross will be used to purchase and distribute relief items such as food, blankets, hygiene kits, and mosquito nets, repair and rebuild shelters, provide health care, ensure access to clean water and sanitation systems, and provide cash grants for use when markets begin functioning normally.
Bank of Hawaii, headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, has three Guam branches; two Saipan branches and one Palau branch.