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Live Kōkua Community Service Day

Nearly 200 Bankoh Blue Crew volunteers along with family and friends helped to beautify Ala Moana Beach Park on Saturday, Oct. 24, as part of Community Service Day 2015. Designated by the City & County of Honolulu’s Department of Parks and Recreation, the volunteer efforts included applying a new surface coating to the mile-long pedestrian pathway that runs parallel to Ala Moana Blvd. The coating for the pathway, which has never been resurfaced, is fortified with sand for slip resistance and durability. Volunteers also scraped and re-painted picnic tables. In total, volunteers painted nearly half a mile of the walkway and 65 tables throughout the park.

The event was part of national “Make a Difference Day,” now in its 24th year, which is the single largest day of community service. Bank of Hawaii, alongside millions of other volunteers across the U.S., participated in projects aimed at improve their communities.

Community Service Day is the Financial Services Roundtable’s annual nationwide community service initiative. This is the tenth year that Bank of Hawaii, the only participating financial institution in Hawaii, has participated in this event.