Utility donates to relief efforts

HONOLULU — Hawaiian Electric Industries, along with its subsidiaries Hawaiian Electric, Hawaii Electric Light Co., Maui Electric and American Savings Bank, is contributing $100,000 to the Filipino Community center of Hawaii for relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. The donation will be doubled to $200,000 by the Consuelo Foundation, which pledged to match up to $2 million in toward relief efforts.

“Through HEI’s generous contribution and our partnership with the FilCom Center, we will be able to provide much-needed relief and secure more aid for disaster-stricken victims in the Philippines,” said Jon Matsuoka, president and CEO of the Consuelo Foundation.

In addition to the $100,000 donation, the HEI Charitable Foundation will match personal donations made by employees of HEI and its subsidiaries to relief efforts. Donations made directly to the FilCom Center will be matched by the Consuelo Foundation.

“We appreciate the good work of the Consuelo Foundation in partnership with the FilCom Center to support this humanitarian cause,” said Connie Lau, HEI president and CEO. “Our thoughts are with the people impacted by this devastating disaster — those in the Philippines and their families her in Hawaii.”


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