Habitat, Bank of Hawaii aid Lane victims

The Maui News

Businesses and organizations are providing help for those who suffered home or property damage from Hurricane Lane.

Habitat for Humanity Maui will help residents who earn below 80 percent of the median income in Maui County. Through its “A Brush With Kindness,” program, the nonprofit will help repairing homes, including roof repair from high winds, leaky or broken windows, flood damage or, if necessary, a full tear-down and rebuild of a home compromised by fire or flooding.

Habitat Maui is seeking donations of leftover plywood that may not be needed since the hurricane threat has passed. Any donations are tax deductible and the materials will be made available at the ReStore to those affected by the storm.

For more information, call 242-1140 or see www.habitat-maui.org.

Bank of Hawaii has initiated several financial assistance programs to help those affected by Hurricane Lane.

The programs provide access to cash via special loans or provide relief on existing Bank of Hawaii loans through loan extensions or forbearances.

Special program features include: low interest rates on loans; loans with no payments for first three months; fast approval and quick funding; reduced payments with loan terms up to 60 months and loan amounts up to $25,000.

Depending on the particular program, funds may be used to: provide cash relief for emergency supplies and living essentials; repair homes and/or vehicles; or replace living essentials.

More information can be obtained by calling the bank’s service center on Oahu at (888) 643-3888. Applications are being accepted at any Bank of Hawaii branch.