Hawaii Bankers Association Member Banks Accepting Monetary Donations to Support Maui Relief Efforts
August 10th, 2023
The Hawaii Bankers Association (HBA) announced today it launched Aloha for Maui, a program accepting donations at any of its member branches statewide to provide assistance to the people, businesses and organizations impacted by the Maui wildfires. Monies collected will be donated to the Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong Fund, which is providing the resources necessary to aid with disaster response and recovery. To kickoff the effort, HBA is donating $25,000 to the fund.
“The members of the Hawaii Bankers Association are deeply saddened by the devastation on Maui caused by the wildfires. Our employees, customers and families call these communities home, and we are committed to helping them recover and rebuild,” said Hawaii Bankers Association President Bryan Luke. “By bringing our network of branches together, we hope to make it easy for those wanting to help our neighbors on Maui by providing a secure option to donate.”
HBA member banks accepting tax-deductible donations at their branches include:
- American Savings Bank
- Bank of Hawaii
- Central Pacific Bank
- Finance Factors
- First Hawaiian Bank
- Hawaii National Bank
- HomeStreet Bank
- Territorial Savings Bank
Cash and check donations are being accepted at any of the HBA member branches. Checks should be made out to “Hawaii Community Foundation” with “Maui Strong” written in the note section. Online donations can also be made at www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org.
“HBA encourages Maui residents to follow all official safety guidance on avoiding fire-affected areas, as well as calling their bank branch before visiting, as hours and operations may have changed,” added HBA Executive Director Neal Okabayashi. “Our thoughts are with the Maui community during this time of devastating loss, and we stand ready to support in the rebuilding efforts.”
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