Corporate America Credit Union steps up to support Hawaii First’s efforts

A Project to assist those displaced by the Lava

HILO, HI (June 6, 2018) — Hawaii First would like to recognize their first generous donor to the Pathways to Rebuilding Lives Project! Representing in true form, the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People”, Corporate America Credit Union and their President/CEO, Pete Pritts of Irondale, Alabama, stepped up to show their support by donating funds which will go directly to residents who have been displaced by the lava flow occurring in Puna, Hawaii.

Hawaii First Community Ventures, a 501(C)(3) non-profit arm of Hawaii First Federal Credit Union implemented this project in conjunction with its newly enhanced financial coaching platform to assist residents in creating step by step action plans to recover and rebuild from this natural disaster. Hawaii First is in it for the long-haul, committed to helping rebuild the lives of those that have lost everything and will now have to find the means to start over. There are currently no signs of this natural disaster ending soon and effects of this devastation, for many, will be long-term.

Funds will be granted to individuals as $500 or up to $2,000 per person upon completing their short-term action steps. Funds will be used towards essential living expenses as determined in their action plan.

If more organizations are interested in supporting this project through a donation, please see below. A huge “mahalo” to Corporate America Credit Union!

Donations may be wired to:
Corporate America Credit Union
ABA Routing #262090120
4365 Crescent Road
Irondale, Al 35210
Further Credit to: Hawaii First FCU
Acct #321379753
Final Credit to: Hawaii First Community Ventures
Memo: PRL Donation

Checks may be mailed payable to:
Hawaii First Community Ventures
PO Box 446 Kamuela, HI 96743
Memo: PRL Donation

About Hawaii First Federal Credit Union

Hawai’i First Federal Credit Union (HFFCU) is a low-income designated Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), which was organized in 1956. Today, Hawai’i First continues to provide a wide array of no-cost financial services that encourage community revitalization and economic development in Hawai’i County. HFFCU proudly serves the Island of Hawai’i through its multiple branches and programs such as the Hawai’i First Community Resource Centers.

For more information about Hawai’i Community Foundation and the Hawai’i Resilience Fund visit

About the Hawaii First Community Ventures

The Hawaii First Community Ventures, operator of the Community Resource Centers is a non-profit arm of Hawaii First Federal Credit Union. These no-cost community resource centers provide services to residents of the Island of Hawaii and focus on supporting Hawaii’s essential economic development one family at a time. The Community Resource Centers are committed to helping anyone reach their goal by providing the tools and resources necessary to obtain self-sustainability in many aspects of life.

For additional information on the programs and services Hawaii Federal Credit Union offers, visit


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