First Hawaiian Bank has established an Aloha for Puna fund to assist Hawaii island residents in the Puna region with relief and recovery efforts following Tropical Storm Iselle. The bank has contributed the first $25,000 to the fund. Monetary donations are being accepted at all First Hawaiian Bank branches through Sept. 30. All contributions to the fund will be donated to the Hawaii Island United Way, directly benefiting affected residents through their member agencies in Puna.
In addition to the monetary donation, First Hawaiian Bank customers affected by the storm are encouraged to call 643-5626 for assistance with loans and credit card payments.