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Hot Shots – 3/8/23

Funds Aid Agency In Building Mission

Members of the General Contractors Association of Hawai‘i (GCA) collected nearly $60,000 for Institute for Human Services (IHS), the state’s largest and most comprehensive human services agency that’s dedicated solely to ending or preventing homelessness. Each year, IHS serves more than 6,000 people by providing shelter, meals, health services, childcare, job training and rental assistance. The fundraising effort was part of the GCA’s annual Give Back to the Community program. Pictured (from left) are Cheryl Walthall, GCA executive director; Dale Sakamoto Yoneda, 2022 GCA president and S & M Sakamoto Inc. president; Connie Mitchell, IHS executive director; and Jill Wright, IHS director of philanthropy and community relations. PHOTO COURTESY GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF HAWAI‘I

Humane Society Em-‘barks’ On New Venture

First Hawaiian Bank donated $100,000 to Hawaiian Humane Society for the construction of its five-acre West O‘ahu campus. The donation will go toward building a dog gazebo in the community’s dog park, an interior cat room in its cat adoption pavilion and an examination room in its cat admission space. Pictured are (from left) Baylie Caires, FHB digital marketing officer; Tracie Hunter, FHB assistant vice president and digital media director; Gina Anonuevo, FHB executive vice president and chief compliance officer and HHS board member; Anna Neubauer, HHS president and CEO; Audriana Esperat, HHS social media coordinator; and Brandy Shimabukuro, HHS communications manager. PHOTO COURTESY FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK