Hawaii First FCU Hilo CRC

HAWAII FIRST FCU BRINGS A COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER TO HILO

Kamuela, HI – September 2, 2011 – With the investments and support of many, Hawaii First FCU (HFFCU) is bringing a Hawaii First Community Resource Center to Hilo.

In mirrored form of the already successful Hawaii First Community Resource Center located in Kamuela, this new location in the Old Hilo Shopping Center, directly next door to Hawaii First FCU, will provide many critical tools and resources at no cost to the island.

The Hawaii First Community Resource Center located in Hilo, is scheduled to open in November 2011 and will offer no cost computer access, financial counseling, matched savings accounts for home ownership, education or small business, resume/job seeking assistance, foreclosure assistance, free income tax preparation, small business development support, pre/post homebuyer education, workshops/classes, amongst many other services. Hawaii First’s signature feel of a peaceful, positive energy and comforting environment will be a welcoming factor to all who utilize these amazing resources.

“We are very excited for this expansion. We have been working long and hard at making this a reality for our community members located in the rural areas on the Hilo side of the island. The resources provided through the Hawaii First Community Resource Centers are the critical tools necessary to get ahead. It is comforting for us to know that our community members will not have to travel such long distances to access these vital services.”- Laura Aguirre, President/CEO

Hawaii First Federal Credit Union is a not for profit federal credit union. As a solution oriented organization, Hawaii First is providing Hawaii County with many no cost services which are focused on overall community revitalization and economic development.

The Hawaii First Community Resource Center (HFCRC) is a community outreach program of Hawaii First Federal Credit Union.

HFCRC is a no cost resource center, providing services to any residents of the Big Island of Hawaii, focusing on Hawaii’s much needed economic development, one family at a time.

The HFCRC is there to help one reach their goal by providing the much needed tools and resources necessary to obtain self sustainability in many areas.

For more information, please contact Mahealani Thompson at 808-885-6600 or mahealani@hawaiifirstfcu.com

Contact: Mahealani ThompsonCommunity Development Director
Hawaii First FCU
808-885-6600
mahealiani@hawaiifirstfcu.com