HONOLULU (AP) - First Hawaiian Bank has established a relief fund to assist survivors of a deadly 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan and the subsequent tsunami.
CEO Don Horner announced Friday a donation of $100,000 to establish the Japan-Hawaii Relief Fund. All of the bank's branches will accept donations until March 31. All contributions will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Horner said that Hawaii has always had strong ties with the people of Japan, and his heart and prayers go out to the victims.
First Hawaiian Bank is the state's oldest bank, with branches throughout Hawaii and Guam.
Also, Central Pacific Bank branches are collecting for Japan earthquake relief until April 15. Make checks out to the American Red Cross, and note "Japan earthquake" in the memo section.