HONOLULU, HAWAII –
Nearly 200 Bank of Hawaii employees and family members volunteered earlier today to malama Ahupuaʻa ʻO Kahana State Park.
The volunteers, called the Bankoh Blue Crew, worked alongside nonprofit organizations at three different sites within Kahana State Park:
Community Service Day is the Financial Services Roundtable’s nationwide community service initiative, and includes participants in all 50 states. This is the eleventh year that Bank of Hawaii, the only participating financial institution in Hawaii, is participating in this event.
Bank of Hawaii’s “Bankoh Blue Crew” volunteers are out in the community almost every weekend. They have donated nearly 5,900 hours of their time to 71 community service projects so far this year.
In the afternoon, Nā Kama Kai helped facilitate family-fun ocean activities for the bank’s employees, family and friends, which included surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and rides on the Bank of Hawaii canoe, Ulu o ka lā, which was built by master canoe builder Nakoa Prejean and blessed earlier this year. Ulu o ka lā means “growing sun” and refers to the first light of the sun on the horizon.