City Mill & Customers Donate more than $30,000 for Hurricane Relief Efforts

October 14, 2017
David Sayre |

City Mill & Customers Donate more than $30,000 for Hurricane Relief Efforts

HONOLULU  – The Salvation Army recently received a check for $30,398.51 toward hurricane relief efforts. The check included customer and team member donations of $15,398.51 and a matching donation of $15,000 from City Mill Company. All eight City Mill stores and sister company, Simply Organized, participated in a fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts at their check out registers from Sept. 15 to Oct. 2, 2017.

“We are blessed to have local companies like City Mill lead by example and step up to help those in need not only in our local island communities, but across the country,” said Major John Chamness, Divisional Leader for The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. “During emergency disasters such as the recent hurricanes, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts.”

”We are overwhelmed by the support and generosity of our customers and team members to help those affected by the recent hurricanes,” said Steven Ai, President and CEO for City Mill and Simply Organized.  “The City Mill family of companies is thrilled to match the donations from the community in their generosity to help those in need.” 

With a permanent footprint in the affected communities, The Salvation Army Disaster Services will continue to provide assistance until the need is met and beyond.
How People Can Help
Response efforts to this hurricane and flooding are expected be costly and last for years. The best way to help after a disaster is to make a financial donation.
Donate By Phone: 
Text to Give:
STORM to 51555
Mail Checks: ** Please designate “Hurricane 2017” on all checks. 
The Salvation Army 
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About The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division

The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division covers the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands including Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands and The Federated States of Micronesia. The Division offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including: adult day health services; affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; and work therapy & rehabilitation services. For more information, call 808-988-2136, visit, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About City Mill Company

City Mill Company, Ltd. is a 118-year old locally owned and operated company which is comprised of multiple businesses including City Mill’s eight home improvement stores on Oahu. Simply Organized, a storage and organization store that opened in Kahala Mall in 2012, is also part of the City Mill family of companies.

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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