As part of the statewide Aloha For Philippines relief effort, HomeStreet is joining other Hawaii banks to accept donations for disaster victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Beginning Monday, November 18, members of the public will be able to donate money at any branch of every bank in the state, providing Hawaii residents hundreds of safe, convenient and trusted locations to make contributions. In a similar coordinated effort during the 2011 Aloha For Japan campaign, banks collected over $3 million for disaster victims.
Participating banks include American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Bank of the Orient, Central Pacific Bank, Finance Factors, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii National Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Ohana Pacific Bank, Pacific Rim Bank and Territorial Savings Bank—all of whom make up the 11 member banks of the Hawaii Bankers Association.
“We are deeply concerned about the welfare of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines,” said Edward Pei, Executive Director of the Hawaii Bankers Association. “We are pleased to do our part by accepting donations from our generous and caring community members, and forwarding those donations to organizations that can provide direct assistance."
Check donations can be made payable to “American Red Cross – Aloha For Philippines” or “Filipino Community Center – Aloha For Philippines” and deposited at all HBA-member banks across Hawaii.