Hilton Grand Vacations Donates $25K to Recovery Fund for Kilauea Volcano Eruption
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Even after the initial Kilauea volcano eruption that evacuated residence on the big island on May 4, there is still a need for additional recovery support in Hawaii. Hilton Grand Vacations stepped up to the plate and has donated $25,000 to the Hawaii Island Volcano Recovery Fund (HCF). With this donation, the fund has reached over $750,000 to help the communities impacted.
As a large player in Hawaii tourism, Hilton Grand Vacations has provided the HCF with funds to help throughout the recovery process. As Kilauea begins to calm and officials have recently downgraded its warning levels, there is still plenty to be done. Donations made to the HCF help support three areas of need:
- Immediate support for communities affected by the volcano with urgent needs
- Assistance in community recovery including temporary housing and reopening of businesses
- Assessment of long-term projects and helping families within the community
Hilton Grand Vacations President and CEO Mark Wang stated:
“Hilton Grand Vacations has significant operations on both Hawai‘i Island and O‘ahu where our Team Members live and work and our owners and guests vacation. We care deeply about our communities and are pleased to support the tremendous efforts of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation to help with disaster relief and recovery.”
Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Director of Philanthropy Diane Chadwick added:
“We are grateful for the many individuals and companies, including Hilton Grand Vacations, that have stepped up to care for these communities while they recover. Contributions like these support efforts that provide housing, case management, legal and other essential services for those impacted by the Kīlauea Volcano eruption.”
To learn more about how you can also help relief efforts, please visit HCF’s website for more.