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Hawaiian Electric contributes $25K to Hawaii Island United Way


HONOLULU, August 21, 2014 – Hawaiʻi Electric Light, Hawaiian Electric and Maui Electric have collectively contributed $25,000 to the Hawaiʻi Island United Way. In addition, contributions from employees of the three utilities will be matched by the Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation, up to a total of $10,000. All funds will be used to support Hawaʻi Island residents impacted by Tropical Storm Iselle.

“Since the storm swept across our island, we’ve all seen how our community has come together to face the challenges,” said Jay Ignacio, Hawaiʻi Electric Light president. “As our company ʻohana remains focused on restoring power to all of our customers, we’re thankful that Hawaiʻi Island United Way is also directly providing relief to those most impacted by the storm.”

“We are so grateful for the support of the Hawaiian Electric Companies to provide for the victims of Tropical Storm Iselle,” said Jeanine Atebara, president & chief professional officer of Hawaiʻi Island United Way. “We have a network of 40 nonprofit health and human service partner agencies which gives us the connections and contacts to link providers to those who need it most.”

In addition to financial contributions, Hawaiʻi Island United Way is also accepting food donations which may be taken to the Food Basket in Hilo (40 Holomua Street) or Kona (left after Higashihara Park).

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