Hot Shots – 9/6/23

Genki Rallies To Support Maui After Devastating Wildfires

Genki Sushi Ltd. donated $50,000 to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund to aid those affected by the devastating wildfires on the Valley Isle. In addition, the company plans to contribute funds every month for the rest of the year to support the island’s communities. The Maui Strong Fund is an essential effort aimed at providing relief and assistance to the areas impacted by these wildfires, and includes financial resources to back immediate and long-term recovery needs. PHOTO COURTESY GENKI SUSHI HAWAI‘I

Psychologist Honored For Service, Contributions

Jared Yurow (left), clinical psychologist supervisor at the state Department of Health, is the recipient of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors Lifetime Service Achievement Award. The award recognizes Yurow’s distinguished service in the field of addiction treatment and recovery, and his notable contribution and leadership in the National Treatment Network. Here, he is pictured with Joyce Starr, former president of National Treatment Network. PHOTO COURTESY JARED YUROW

Company’s Donation Makes The Grade

First Insurance Company of Hawai‘i held a school drive for Kalihi Kai Elementary School this summer. In addition to monetary donations, associates staged games and activities appropriate for indoor and outdoor recess that included Lego sets, sports equipment, arts and crafts kits, STEM activities, and board games. Pictured (from left) are Marc Kawahara, Kalihi Kai Elementary principal; Mara Corona, FICOH human resources supervisor; Liane Ching, FICOH human resources assistant; and Tobi Miyashiro, Kalihi Kai Elementary teacher. PHOTO COURTESY FIRST INSURANCE COMPANY OF HAWAI‘I