(HAGATNA, Guam-- August 4, 2015) –First Hawaiian Bank has made a contribution of $25,000 to the American Red Cross of the Northern Mariana Islands to support Typhoon Soudelor relief efforts in Saipan, according to an announcement today by Bob Harrison, First Hawaiian Bank chairman, and chief executive officer.
"We were very concerned for the welfare of everyone affected by this storm which has caused far more damage than initially anticipated," said Harrison. "This donation will get critically needed support to Saipan residents as quickly as possible."
"The American Red of the Northern Marianas deeply appreciates the generous financial contribution of First Hawaiian Bank," said John Hirsh, executive director, American Red Cross of the Northern Mariana Islands. "Typhoon Soudelor caused widespread damage on the island Saipan and Tinian and this substantial gift empowers the Red Cross to fulfill it's humanitarian mission of helping those in need. First Hawaiian Bank has a long history of supporting the Red Cross and community envolvement here in the CNMI and through out the region."
In addition to the monetary donation, First Hawaiian Bank customers affected by the storm are encouraged to call 1-800-403-7167 for assistance with loans and credit card payments.
American Red Cross of the Northern Mariana Islands is part of the world's largest humanitarian network providing shelter and relief items such as food, blankets, hygiene kits, and mosquito nets. They assist with access to clean water and sanitation systems and provide cash grants for use when markets begin functioning normally.
First Hawaiian Bank (www.FHB.com) with total assets of $18.7 billion was founded in 1858 and has been serving the Guam region for over 45 years. The bank operates 57 branches in Hawaii, three on Guam and two in the CNMI.