HONOLULU, HAWAII –
More than 300 Bank of Hawaii employees, family members and friends came together on Saturday, Nov. 11 to volunteer at 11 nonprofit organizations serving veterans, families and individuals affected by homelessness in the state of Hawaii and across the West Pacific Region.
The volunteers, called the Bankoh Blue Crew, worked at eight participating organizations on Oahu including the Institute for Human Services (Ka‘a‘ahi, Hale Mauliola, Sumner and V.E.T. House locations), Kahauiki Village, Mental Health Kōkua, YWCA Fernhurst Residence and U.S. Vets. Activities included serving brunch to veterans, painting, cleaning, cleaning out garages, building, landscaping and providing financial literacy training.
Neighbor island service projects included collecting and donating outer wear for those in need on Hawai‘i island to Hope Services Hawaii, preparing and serving meals at Hale Kaukau at St. Theresa’s Church on Maui and assisting with three informational events on three days for Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity.
Bank of Hawaii volunteers in the West Pacific Region served and delivered meals in Guam, Saipan and Koror for a total of 11 days as they worked with Kamalen Karidat Feeding, The Salvation Army and the Palau Old Age Center.
Community Service Day is the Financial Services Roundtable’s nationwide community service initiative, and includes participants in all 50 states. This is the first bankwide Community Service Day for Bank of Hawaii with employees participating across all regions. Bank of Hawaii is the only financial institution in Hawaii participating in this event.
Bank of Hawaii’s “Bankoh Blue Crew” volunteers are out in the community almost every weekend. They have donated nearly 6,734 hours of their time to 142 community service projects as of the end of third quarter.