This post is provided by the Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL), a trade association that represents credit unions and their members in Hawaii and Guam.
Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union (APFCU) distributed at total of 108 gift cards to members whose livelihoods have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
These included 100 Hawaii Restaurant Holiday Cards worth $200 each for Hawaii residents and eight $200 Visa gift cards for Mainland residents, for a total of more than $20,000.
APFCU’s “Aloha and Kōkua” initiative asked members in need to apply by December 31. Nearly 1,400 members who were experiencing hardships from furloughs, job loss, or reduced work hours or pay responded. The recipients were randomly drawn from this pool of applicants.
The Hawaii Restaurant Holiday Cards can be used at Hawaii restaurants, eateries, bakeries and food caterers that accept debit Mastercard® through March 31, 2021.
“We received a number of very heartfelt comments from recipients,” said Vince Otsuka, President & CEO of Aloha Pacific. “We were just glad to be able to assist in these difficult times.”