First Hawaiian Bank

First Hawaiian Bank Donates $100,000 to Support Philippines Haiyan Relief Efforts

Bank makes gifts to the American Red Cross and the Filipino Community Center

(Honolulu, Hawaii-- November 13, 2013) -- First Hawaiian Bank is donating $100,000 towards the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.  A donation of $50,000 will be made to the American Red Cross and another $50,000 will go to the Filipino Community Center (FilCom Center) in Hawaii, according to an announcement made today by Bob Harrison, First Hawaiian Bank president and chief executive officer. 

"The magnitude of the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan to both the Philippines and its people is staggering and we wish to extend our prayers and heartfelt support at this time," Harrison said.  "This donation also recognizes the significant contributions our Filipino communities have made in Hawaii and Guam. Many of our own employees have family members and loved ones in the Philippines affected by this disaster.” 

To assist its personal account customers who are interested in sending support directly to families and friends, the bank will waive wire transfer fees to the Philippines through December 31, 2013.

The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid, shelter, and food to survivors of disasters. Supplies and volunteer rescue teams are being sent to support the recovery and relief efforts for Super Typhoon Haiyan.

FilCom Center is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that provides social, economic and education services for the Filipino community and continues to promote and preserve the cultural traditions of the Philippines. FilCom Center has supported numerous disaster relief efforts in the Philippines since its establishment in 2002.

First Hawaiian Bank is Hawaii’s oldest and largest bank with over $16.7 billion in total assets and 62 branches throughout Hawaii, Guam and the CNMI.

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