Thank you to everyone who nominated a Hometown Hero! We’ve heard some amazing stories of those in our community that have gone above and beyond to help Hawaii.
Hawaii National Bank wants to shed a light on the individuals who go above and beyond every day to help their communities. For six weeks, we gave some Hometown Heroes $100 cash gift. While we are no longer accepting nominations, we are awarding the final set of Hometown Heroes. Check out their stories below.
Meet the Hometown Heroes
Congratulations to these Hometown Heroes who received cash gifts.
Mahalo for what you do!
During the pandemic, Christani has gone above and beyond by working as a paramedic with the most vulnerable population, the homeless, during this time of Covid. He treats everyone with respect, and safeguards their dignity.
Utility Company Worker
Gordon (my uncle) works for a local utility company and throughout these past few months has continued to report to work as an essential worker. He is one of the most selfless people I know, constantly seeking to provide for those around him, especially his family...
Police officer working long hours, and pushing through with this coronavirus epidemic. Hardworker, and known for it by his peers.
Elementary School Teacher
Ramonette has been a super grade level chair (3rd grade) and teacher. She has two separate check in times to make sure her students are on track.
Through Covid, local photographer Rick A. has dedicated his social media posts and work to highlighting high school senior athletes...
Show Aloha Program
Within 2 ½ months, almost 55,000+ meals have been delivered to our Kupunas. The planning and organization to make this all happen, is a direct result of the dedication and hard work of Mrs. Melissa A.-M. From day one of the Show Aloha Program...
Colleen works full time while raising college and middle school sons. During the Covid pandemic, after her work hours, Colleen goes above and beyond...
Desiree, who lives on Maui, is a preschool teacher for Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO). When the shutdown first started, Desiree began making cloth masks for her friends, family and co-workers.
Guy B. has been our resident building manager for some years now at the Sakura Condominiums in Nuuanu. During these COVID-19 times, he has been faithfully disinfecting our building to keep it safe for myself...
Nail Artist & Mask Maker
She is simply known on Maui as the Maui Mask Lady. She lives in Makawao and usually does nails, but has turned her shop into a mask-making production line. Not an avid seamstress, she watched...
EMS Medical Director
Rick and his family sacrifice a lot to keep the community safe. As the EMS medical director at Queen’s hospital, he works on the front line in the battle against Covid-19. With long and busy hours...
Bridging the Gap
Abreu (Abe) C. has volunteered in the homeless, hard to serve, and drug rehabilitation population for over 15 years. He has impacted/served thousands of individuals and families throughout this time and has done so from his heart with no thought to money.
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