Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. recently donated $12,741.64 to the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross to aid in Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines. Half the funds were collected over a two-month period via Aloha Petroleum’s statewide customer collection canister program; the remaining funds were matched directly by the company.

 “We’re happy that, through our customers’ kokua and generosity, we are able to contribute to this effort that is helping victims and their families to get back on their feet,” said Richard Parry, president and CEO of Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. “The Hawaii Red Cross has donated more than $1 million to aid the 16 million people impacted by this devastation, and we’re so pleased we could play a role in these efforts.”  

In total, the American National Red Cross has raised $76 million for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which damaged houses, crops and the country’s water supply, in addition to people’s livelihoods. Along with medical supplies, American Red Cross donated relief items such as tarps, water cans and mosquito nets. The organization also established satellite antenna networks to ensure effective communication and coordinated efforts among the affected regions.

 “We are so grateful for the generosity of Aloha Petroleum and its customers in helping those affected by Typhoon Haiyan,” said Coralie Matayoshi, CEO of the Hawaii Red Cross. “Their compassion will help support our mission of giving hope to those in need. We cannot thank them enough for their wonderful contribution to the cause of humanity.”

Aloha Petroleum has used its collection canister program to support dozens of non-profit organizations including the March of Dimes, Aloha Harvest, American Heart Association, and most recently, Big Brothers Big Sisters.