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First Insurance Company of Hawaii Donates $50,000 to American Red Cross of Hawaii


Kaela Wasnich, Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist
First Insurance Co. of Hawaii
(808) 527-7388

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. (FICOH) has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross of Hawaii in 2021 to support the nonprofit’s emergency response efforts and Sound the Alarm campaign.

Sound the Alarm is a home fire prevention campaign that educates people about home fire safety, helps families create an escape plan, and installs free smoke alarms in at-risk neighborhoods. The campaign highlights the importance of working smoke alarms, which cut the risk of death by home fires in half. During the pandemic, the campaign has continued in a virtual format. Local residents can request smoke alarm installations and schedule a virtual visit from Red Cross volunteers by clicking here.

“The Sound the Alarm campaign continues to save lives in Hawaii and across the nation,” said Mark Yoda, FICOH president and CEO. “This inspires FICOH to support the program financially. It has also inspired many of our associates to volunteer their time with the campaign over the past several years.”

“The strength of the Red Cross comes from organizations and people ready and willing to support our community,” said Diane Peters-Nguyen, regional CEO of the American Red Cross, Pacific Islands Region. “Having a dedicated partner in FICOH ensures that our Sound the Alarm message of safety and preparedness can save the lives of our neighbors.”

About First Insurance Company of Hawaii

Founded in 1911, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. is the oldest and largest property and casualty insurer domiciled in Hawaii, with assets of $666.4 million, liabilities of $399.5 million, and policyholders’ surplus of $266.8 million as of December 31, 2020.

First Insurance, a member of the Tokio Marine North America (TMNA) group of companies, enjoys an “A+” rating from A.M. Best Co. Proud of its broadly experienced, service-oriented staff, First Insurance employs 300 insurance professionals and distributes its products through 26 independent general agencies. First Insurance was awarded the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Gold Achievement for 2020. In 2021, First Insurance was named Hawaii’s number one Best Places to Work in the “large company category by Hawaii Business magazine.

First Insurance supports many local organizations through monetary donations made at the corporate level, by its associates and the First Insurance Charitable Foundation. Its charitable giving focuses on four areas: 1) education and career development; 2) economic and workforce development; 3) family, social services and health care; and 4) civic, culture and the arts.

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