Kauai Habitat for Humanity Receives $5,000 Grant from First Hawaiian Bank Foundation - June 8, 2011

 (Honolulu, Hawaii, June 8, 2011) – Kauai Habitat for Humanity has been given a grant of $5,000 by the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, the charitable arm of First Hawaiian Bank, according to an announcement by Don Horner, First Hawaiian Bank’s chairman and chief executive officer. The grant will support Kauai Habitat for Humanity’s Tool and Equipment Fund, which enables low-income Kauai families to achieve their dream of homeownership.

Since 1992, Kauai Habitat for Humanity has been building homes for Kauai residents across the island, and throughout different communities from Hanalei to Kekaha. Kauai Habitat has completed more than 100 homes, and provided housing for more than 500 families. The Tool and Equipment fund makes it possible for Kauai Habitat for Humanity to offer low-income families the opportunity to own their own homes, which they help build themselves.

In 2010, the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation and bank contributed $2.5 million to more than 400 non-profit organizations in Hawaii, Guam and CNMI. The foundation funds educational opportunities, health and human service needs, programs for children and youth, as well as culture and the arts.

First Hawaiian Bank (fhb.com), with assets of $15.2 billion, was founded in 1858 and is Hawaii’s oldest and largest bank. As a financial industry leader in profitability, loans and deposits, First Hawaiian has been helping individuals, families and businesses achieve their financial goals for over 152 years. The bank operates 58 branches in Hawaii, three in Guam, and two in Saipan.


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