Japan-Hawaii relief fund established

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - First Hawaiian Bank has established Japan-Hawaii Relief Fund to assist the survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11.

First Hawaiian Bank has donated $100,000 to the fund.

All contributions to the fund will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society, said Don Horner, First Hawaiian Bank chairman and chief executive officer.

Those interested in making a contribution to the Japan-Hawaii Relief Fund may do so at any First Hawaiian Bank branch through March 31.

"Hawaii has strong ties and friendships with the people of Japan. Our hearts and prayers go out to the survivors of this tragic disaster," Horner said.  "One hundred percent of these donations will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross to support the victims and their families."

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