Hawaiian Electric companies donate $100,000 to tsunami relief efforts

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. along with its subsidiaries American Savings Bank, Hawaiian Electric Company, Hawaii Electric Light Company and Maui Electric Company, has contributed $100,000 to support Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts by the American Red Cross and Japan-America Society of Hawaii.

The total contribution includes $50,000 from American Savings Bank in support of the statewide "Aloha for Japan" relief drive, with JASH as the designated beneficiary.

All contributions will provide support for the victims and families in Japan affected by the recent tragic earthquake and tsunami.

ARC is the nation's premier emergency response organization, providing disaster relief and aid to victims of devastating natural disasters.

JASH is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote understanding and friendships between the people of Japan and the U.S. through the unique perspective of Hawaii.

Donations to ARC support the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund, and JASH donations will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society.