American Savings Bank Lends Help to Big Island

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Star-advertiser staff 
June 20, 2018

 

American Savings Bank has made several community commitments to support relief efforts on Hawaii island. These include:

>> A $10,000 donation to Bank for Education Ohana School Kua o ka La Public Charter School. The school is directly in the path of the lava flow, which has forced the school to move operations from Pahoa to Hilo. The funds will assist the school with relocation expenses. Kua o ka La serves 229 students in preschool through 12th grade.

>> A $15,000 donation to the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Volcano Recovery Fund. This will provide both immediate relief and long-term support via a handful of nonprofits on the Big Island. These organizations include Hope Services, Food Basket, Neighborhood Place of Puna and Puna Baptist Church. Among the services being provided to those in need are emergency shelters, online resources, food and supply donations, counseling, laundry facilities and on-the-ground staff support.

>> Volunteer support. American Savings’ branch managers on the Big Island are planning Seeds of Service volunteer projects with local grass-roots organization Puuhonua o Puna for July 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and with Kua o ka La Public Charter School. Roughly 35 ASB employees will volunteer on July 1, helping to serve meals and distribute supplies.

 


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American Savings Bank has stepped up to help the Puna community. According to information provided by the institution, the commitments include:

Financial Support:

$10,000 donation to Bank for Education Ohana School Kua O Ka La Public Charter School: Kua O Ka La Public Charter School, an American Savings Bank Bank for Education Ohana School, is situated directly in the path of the lava flow, which has forced the school to move operations from Pahoa to Hilo. The funds will assist the school with relocation expenses. Kua O Ka La serves 229 students in preschool through 12th grade.

$15,000 donation to the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Volcano Recovery Fund:ASB’s support will help the fund to provide both immediate relief and long-term support via a handful of nonprofits on the Big Island. These organizations include Hope Services, Food Basket, Neighborhood Place of Puna and Puna Baptist Church. Among the services being provided to those in need are emergency shelters, online resources, food and supply donations, counseling, laundry facilities and on-the-ground staff support.

Volunteer Support: ASB’s branch managers on the Big Island are planning Seeds of Service volunteer projects with local grassroots organization, Puuhonua o Puna on July 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and with Kua O Ka La Public Charter School. Roughly 35 ASB teammates will volunteer on July 1, helping to serve meals and distribute supplies.

 


Big Island Now
By Big Island Now
June 19, 2018, 9:39 AM HST

 

On behalf of its teammates, American Savings Bank has made several commitments to support relief efforts to those affected by the volcano eruption on the Big Island.

Financial Support

$10,000 donation to Bank for Education Ohana School Kua O Ka La Public Charter School: Kua O Ka La Public Charter School, an American Savings Bank Bank for Education Ohana School, is situated directly in the path of the lava flow, which has forced the school to move operations from Pāhoa to Hilo. The funds will assist the school with relocation expenses. Kua O Ka La serves 229 students in preschool through 12th grade.

$15,000 donation to the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Volcano Recovery Fund: ASB’s support will help the fund provide both immediate relief and long-term support via a handful of nonprofits on the Big Island. These organizations include Hope Services, Food Basket, Neighborhood Place of Puna and Puna Baptist Church. Among the services being provided to those in need are emergency shelters, online resources, food and supply donations, counseling, laundry facilities and on-the-ground staff support.

Volunteer Support

ASB’s branch managers on the Big Island are planning Seeds of Service volunteer projects with local grassroots organization Pu‘uhonua o Puna on July 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and with Kua O Ka La Public Charter School.

Approximately 35 ASB teammates will volunteer on July 1, helping to serve meals and distribute supplies.

Media Contact

Andrea Lum
Phone: (808) 539-7907
Email: alum@asbhawaii.com