Bank of Hawaii Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Maui Strong Fund In Support of Wildfire Relief Efforts
August 10th, 2023
Bank of Hawaii Foundation announced a contribution of $100,000 to Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund to support residents affected by the devastating Maui wildfires.
“Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the wildfires on Maui. To see the devastation and know that the lives of our family, friends and neighbors have been forever altered is heart wrenching. Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Maui community and all those impacted by the loss of loved ones, their homes, their livelihoods. We remain committed to supporting our employees, our customers and communities throughout this difficult time, and this donation to Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund is just one part of that,” said Peter Ho, Chairman, President and CEO of Bank of Hawaii.
“We are grateful to Hawaii Community Foundation for bringing together our community and activating the Maui Strong Fund to uplift our Maui ohana,” said Momi Akimseu, Bank of Hawaii Foundation president. “We know the magnitude of this loss is only beginning to be felt, and the people of Maui will continue to need our support. We encourage those who are able to please donate to this secure fund in which 100% of the money raised will go toward community needs.”
The Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund was quickly activated to support the evolving needs, including shelter, food, financial assistance and other services as identified by nonprofits partners doing critical work on Maui. As part of the Hawaii Bankers Association’s Aloha for Maui effort, individuals may also donate to the Maui Strong Fund at any Bank of Hawaii branch.
To additionally assist in the recovery efforts, Bank of Hawaii has temporarily suspended its surcharge fees for all Maui ATM users starting Thursday, Aug. 10. Bank of Hawaii is also offering financial assistance, services and other resources available on its website at boh.com/maui-relief with more programs to be announced soon.
Bank of Hawaii’s Contact Center operations remain open to assist customers and can be reached at (808) 643-3888. Online and mobile banking and ATM services will continue to operate unless power interruptions are experienced.
Bank of Hawaii will also place public updates on all of its social media platforms (Facebook: www.facebook.com/bankofhawaii, Instagram: www.instagram.com/bankofhawaii and X (formerly Twitter): www.twitter.com/bankofhawaii), as well as its website: www.boh.com/.
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