HONOLULU, HI – In an effort to support the volcano recovery effort on Hawai‘i Island, Hilton Grand Vacations has donated $25,000 to the Hawai‘i Island Volcano Recovery Fund at the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF). To date, the fund has raised over $750,000 to support Hawai‘i Island communities affected by the Kilauea volcano eruption.
“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,” says Mark Wang, president and CEO, Hilton Grand Vacations. “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.”
“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,” says Diane Chadwick, HCF’s director of community philanthropy on the Island of Hawai‘i. “Contributions like these support efforts that provide housing, case management, legal and other essential services for those impacted by the Kīlauea Volcano eruption.”
Donations made to the Hawai‘i Island Volcano Recovery Fund support organizations serving three priority needs:
- Response – immediate support for urgent needs for those
- Recovery – providing support for some level of normalcy for families and communities disrupted with temporary housing, reopening of
- Rebuild – longer term assessment and support for those communities affected by the
Contributions to this fund can be made online at HawaiiCommunityFoundation.org/volcanorecovery or by mail to Hawai‘i Community Foundation, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI, 96813.
About Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) is recognized as a leading global timeshare company. With headquarters in Orlando, Fla., Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand-name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The Company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for more than 295,000 Club Members. For more information, visit www.hgv.com and www.hiltongrandvacations.com.
About Hawai‘i Community Foundation
With over 100 years of community service, Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) is the leading philanthropic institution in the state. HCF is a steward of more than 850 funds, including more than 250 scholarship funds, created by donors who desire to transform lives and improve communities. In 2017, HCF distributed more than $59 million in grants and contracts statewide, including more than $6 million in scholarships. HCF also serves as a resource on community issues and trends in the nonprofit sector.