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Hot Shots – 10/25/23

Blood Bank Supports Future Leaders

Blood Bank of Hawai‘i recently finished its “Be Prepared. Donate Blood” summer campaign with Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i and Boy Scouts Aloha Council. In supporting the organizations’ missions of creating future leaders of Hawai‘i, Blood Bank of Hawai‘i contributed more than $13,000 to each nonprofit. Pictured (from left) are Michele Saito, interim CEO, Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i; Charelle Silva, senior manager of programs, Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i; Kim-Anh Nguyen, president and CEO, Blood Bank of Hawai‘i; Billy Rayl, director of field service, Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council; and Ed Nishioka, director of development, Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council. Photo courtesy Blood Bank of Hawai‘i

Partnership Offers Aid To Lahaina Residents

Central Pacific Bank Foundation collaborated with Ace Hardware to distribute disaster relief and essential cleaning supplies to West Maui residents affected by the wildfires. The first distribution event took place Aug. 31 at the Lahaina Gateway Center, which happens to be the site of CPB’s Lahaina branch, and allocated several hundred Ace Hardware buckets filled with supplies to Lahaina residents. Meanwhile, the second event on Sept. 30 provided more than 150 totes of necessities. Pictured (from left) are CPB Foundation volunteers Cindi Smith, Desi Ting and Cathy Shimizu. Photo courtesy Ace Hardware Hawai‘i

A Hands-on Approach To Fighting Cancer

Hyundai Hope on Wheels has donated $100,000 to the pediatric cancer care at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Pictured (from left) are Dr. Randal Wada, Kapi‘olani chief of pediatric hematology and oncology; Gidget Ruscetta, Kapi‘olani chief operating officer; Rachel Ioane, former Kapi‘olani cancer patient; Michael Orange, Hyundai Motor America western region general manager; Amanda Price, Hawai‘i Pacific Health director of philanthropy; and Dawn Dunbar, Hawai‘i Pacific Health senior vice president of philanthropy. Photo courtesy Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children