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FHB donates to Aloha Initiative, accepting donations

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - First Hawaiian Bank announced Tuesday that is has donated $25,000 to The Aloha Initiative.

The bank is also encouraging others to donate. All of its branches will serve as collection points for the effort.

Those interested in making a contribution may do so at any First Hawaiian Bank in Hawaii, Guam and CNMI through June 30.

The Aloha Initiative is a program for the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui to provide citizens of Japan displaced by the March disasters with a home in the islands.

Japan residents selected for the program will be done on the basis of greatest personal need and circumstance. Those chosen will be flown to Hawaii and spend up to 90 days with host families willing to take the displaced residents in and provide them with a warn, nurturing environment during their time of crisis. The Aloha Initiative will pay for ground and air transportation to and from Hawaii.

The program's goal is to raise $150,000.

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