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HEI, its customers and employees raise $365K for Japan relief

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 3:21 p.m. HST, May 10, 2011

The companies of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., their customers and employees, have raised $365,000 for victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

The total incudes $159,000 from customers of American Savings Bank and $100,000 from the HEI Charitable Foundation. Another $106,000 was raised by employees of American Savings, Hawaiian Electric Co., Maui Electric Co., and Hawaii Electric Light Co.

“Hawaii’s communities have always felt a special aloha for Japan, and our HEI companies were proud to be a part of the statewide ‘Aloha for Japan’ fundraising effort,” said Constance Lau, HEI president and chief executive officer.

She said the funds will be donated to the American  Red Cross and the Japan-America Society of Hawaii.

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