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ASB's Annual Statewide Volunteer Day on Five Islands Makes a Significant Impact on National Make a Difference Day

ASB October 28, 2023 | 2 MIN read Community

American Savings Bank (ASB) brought together hundreds of teammates, friends and family members across five islands on Saturday, Oct. 28, in honor of National Make a Difference Day. The annual statewide Seeds of Service volunteer event reflects ASB’s commitment to bring real impact to the community.

2023 ASB Seeds of Service

“For nearly a century, ASB has been dedicated to improving the lives of Hawaii’s residents, businesses and communities,” said Ann Teranishi, president and CEO at ASB. “Our annual statewide Seeds of Service volunteer day is a testament to our commitment to building a stronger Hawaii. I’m proud of our 1,100 teammates for continuing to create a lasting impact.” 

On this special day, ASB executives led the efforts of hundreds of volunteers across the five islands served by ASB, all united to enhance their local communities. The event included a variety of activities and projects, including:

  1. Oahu: Over 100 volunteers, including community partners Trust for Public Land, Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm and more, gathered at Aala Park and the surrounding Chinatown-Kalihi neighborhood, an area ASB is committed to revitalizing, for cleanup, beautification, painting, trash collection and graffiti removal.
  2. Maui: Volunteers assembled at Maui Gateway Distribution to organize critical wildfire relief resources, including food and essential supplies, for the community to rebuild and recover.
  3. Hawaii Island: Volunteers dedicated their efforts to Kealakehe High School and Ernest Bowen deSilva Elementary School, an ASB Bank for Education Ohana School, where they worked to beautify the schools.
  4. Molokai: On Molokai, volunteers gathered at Kualapuu School and focused on enhancing the school’s surroundings through painting, cleanup and more.
  5. Kauai: Kauai Foodbank received tremendous support from ASB volunteers, who devoted their time to food and supply distribution.

Since 2015, ASB teammates have committed 112,000 hours of volunteer service to Hawaii, reflecting a deep commitment to supporting Hawaii’s residents, businesses and communities. For more information on ASB’s key community programs, please visit: www.asbhawaii.com/about-us/our-community.

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