Aloha Pacific FCU donates Starbucks gift cards to the Hawaii National Guard

on "March 31, 2021 10:41 am"

Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union continues to support its partnership with the Hawaii National Guard, recently presenting 300 $10 Starbucks gift cards in appreciation for the Guard’s service to the community.

“These are challenging times for everyone, and the Guard has been called upon to assist in the COVID-19 response, at the airports, at our nation’s capital, wherever and whenever there is a greater need for safety and security,” said Vince J. Otsuka, president and CEO of Aloha Pacific FCU.

The gift cards were supported by a matching grant from the Armed Forces Financial Network, whose mission is to increase the versatility of participating financial institutions to better serve the U.S. military.

03 21 2021 Hawaii National Guard Donation

Aloha Pacific FCU presented 300 $10 Starbucks gift cards to the Hawaii National Guard March 22, 2021. From left are Command Sergeant Major Dana Wingad; Aloha Pacific FCU’s Tram Oh and Vivien Salvador; Major General Kenneth S. Hara; and Colonel Stephen Logan.

“AFFN is honored to support Aloha Pacific FCU in their mission to building lasting relationships. ‘People helping People’ is a shared core guiding principle of our organizations and this unique opportunity in serving those who serve is a shining example of this principle in action,” said John M. Broda, president and CEO of AFFN.

“We are proud to be the credit union of the Hawaii National Guard and to support them during these challenging times. The gift cards are just a small gesture of our appreciation for the Guard and their families,” Otsuka said.

The gift cards were received March 22 by Major General Kenneth S. Hara, Adjutant General, State of Hawaii, Department of Defense.

“On behalf of the men and women of the Hawaii National Guard, I would like to thank Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union for the thoughtful gift,” Gen. Hara said. “The Hawaii National Guard treasures our partnership and appreciates the services and benefits afforded to our service members and to our organization.”

All members of the Hawaii National Guard and their family members are automatically eligible for membership in the credit union.