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Hot Shots – 12/28/22

Gas Stations Get Pumped Up For Special Cause

Aloha Petroleum donated $15,640.93 to Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawai‘i to support the nonprofit’s mission of providing a “home away from home” for seriously ill children and their families. The funds were collected through the Giving Pump Campaign at select Shell stations across the state Aug. 1-Oct. 31. Pictured are Casie Bui (left), Aloha Petroleum director of sales operations and marketing, and Jerri Chong, president of RMCH Hawai‘i. PHOTO COURTESY ALOHA PETROLEUM

New Activity Center Benefits All Ages

Central Pacific Bank Foundation presented Soto Mission of ‘Aiea-Taiheiji with a $35,000 check for the construction of its new activity center. This grant is in addition to a $5,000 check received last year. The activity center, scheduled for construction in 2023, will be a two-story multipurpose building designed to provide space for extracurricular activities and programs, as well as an adult day care. Pictured are (from left) Jason Mukaida, vice president, Central Pacific Bank; Catherine Ngo, executive vice chair, CPB; Candace Tasoe, board member, Taiheiji; the Rev. Shuji Komagata; Teri Wong, president, Taiheiji; and Keith Amemiya, executive director, CPB Foundation. PHOTO COURTESY SOTO MISSION OF ‘AIEA-TAIHEIJI

Food Donation Nourishes Hawai‘i’s Communities

Saint Louis School alumnus Dwight Otani, owner of D. Otani Produce, showered Aloha Harvest with the largest donation the charitable organization has ever received — more than 26 tons of food was donated to feed O‘ahu families in need this holiday season. Pictured (from left) are Glenn Medeiros, president, Saint Louis School; Phil Acosta, executive director, Aloha Harvest; and Otani. PHOTO COURTESY SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL