This program aims to help Hawaiʻi residents who are financially affected by the pandemic and who have fallen behind on their payments to electric, water, sewer and gas utilities.
“Several of Hawai‘i’s assistance programs expired at the end of 2020, making this timely program all the more important for local families,” said John Fink, president and CEO of Aloha United Way. “As the pandemic stretches into this new year, the Hawai‘i Utility Bill Assistance Program will undoubtedly reduce some of the financial pressures for those whose incomes and personal situations have been affected.”
Hawaiian Electric has pledged $2 million, to the Hawai‘i Utility Bill Assistance Program, which will be administered through Aloha United Way in partnership with Hawai‘i’s local United Way chapters. We understand the need will far surpass this, and are offering others the opportunity to help.
“We have to be here for each other, and we want to make unpaid bills for essential utility services one less thing for families to worry about,” said Scott Seu, president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric. “The program will also help stretch the federal assistance dollars for rent and utility payments that are coming, helping tenants, landlords and our state’s economic recovery.”
Please consider joining this effort to assist those experiencing the greatest need and give a gift today.