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Hot Shots – 4/13/22

Local Restaurants Rally For Food Banks

T S Restaurants — the parent company of eateries like Duke’s Waikīkī and Hula Grill — recently donated $8,000 to Hawai‘i Foodbank in support of the organization’s mission to end hunger in the state. Funds were raised at the company’s eight locations on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Maui and will support initiatives on the respective islands in which the monies were collected. Pictured are (from left) Amy Marvin, Hawai‘i Foodbank; Michelle Whitton, Hula Grill Waikīkī; and Drew Crocker, Duke’s Waikīkī. PHOTO COURTESY T S RESTAURANTS

Hawai‘i State FCU Supports Keiki, Kūpuna

Through the Angel Tree program, Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union donated nearly $3,000 to The Salvation Army, Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division, plus an additional $2,500. The money went toward gifts for keiki and kūpuna in need. Pictured are (from left) Craig Warren, COO, Hawai‘i State FCU; Betsy Kim, director of corporate engagement and government relations, The Salvation Army; Maj. Phil Lum, divisional commander, The Salvation Army; Carol Higa, executive vice president, Hawai‘i State FCU; and Andrew Rosen, president and CEO, Hawai‘i State FCU. PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI‘I STATE FCU

AUW Receives Donation Thanks To Shoppers

In January and February, residents supported their local community when they purchased Procter & Gamble products at select Walmart stores, which led to a $42,500 donation to Aloha United Way. Pictured are (from left) Stuart Cabigon, business director, Advantage Webco Hawai‘i; Jolene Wong, business director, Advantage Webco Hawai‘i; Rose Tsuru, senior sales account executive, P&G; John Fink, president and CEO, Aloha United Way; Jasmine Sumida, senior director of P&G operations, Advantage Webco Hawai‘i; and Secret Rowland-Tapec, business director, Advantage Webco Hawai‘i. PHOTO COURTESY BRANDON KAWAMURA

Company Gives ‘HUGS’ To Local Nonprofit

Through an employee silent auction fundraiser, Castle & Cooke Hawai‘i donated $10,000 to HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support). Pictured are (front, from left) Harry Saunders, president, Castle & Cooke Hawai‘i; Perl Gines, secretary, Castle & Cooke Hawai‘i; Kristin Castillo-Saem, sales administrator, Castle & Cooke Hawai‘i; Joan Naguwa, executive director, HUGS; Alex Wereszczynskyj, development director, HUGS; (back) Chris Lovvorn, vice president commercial development, Castle & Cooke Hawai‘i; Melissa Oura, accounting clerk, Castle & Cooke Hawai‘i; Garret Matsunami, vice president of residential operations, Castle & Cooke Hawai‘i; and Clifton Kurasaki, senior land agent, Castle & Cooke Hawai‘i. PHOTO COURTESY CASTLE & COOKE HAWAI‘I