Hot Shots – 2/10/21

UH Federal Credit Union Gives $19K To AUW

University of Hawai‘i Federal Credit Union has partnered with Aloha United Way to support local families affected by the COVID-19 crisis. One of the ways that UHFCU raised funds for AUW was through sales of custom face masks beginning in July 2020. By the end of the year, over 3,500 masks were sold, and the proceeds, along with generous contributions from UHFCU members, resulted in a total of $19,000 to help over 1,200 individuals and 700 families. In honor of reaching the milestone, UHFCU is holding a special sale of its limited-run masks for $7 each or three for $16, with proceeds benefiting AUW, available at Pictured above: Travis Bow, UHFCU president and CEO, presenting a check to AUW representatives Emmaly Calibraro and Marilyn Nimsger.

UnitedHealthcare Donates To Meals On Wheels

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Hawai‘i donated $5,000 to Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels to support the organization’s efforts to feed kūpuna. The company also donated 3,000 tote bags for Meals on Wheels to use to deliver healthy and nutritious food to elderly in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation is part of UnitedHealthcare’s ongoing commitment to support local programs that address social determinants which directly impact an individual’s health, such as food insecurity, housing, mental health, employment and substance abuse. Pictured are (from left) Dave Heywood, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Hawai‘i; Michelle Cordero-Lee, CEO, Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels; and Elena Fragas, marketing and community relations manager, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Hawai‘i.