The Big Give is back to offer some joy during a year that’s seen more than its share of disasters and hardships.

Four months ago, we told you about a Hawaii family’s trip to California that took a tragic turn. The Riveras were traveling for son Jayden’s baseball tournament when a semi-truck crashed into their SUV. The crash killed 2-year-old Liam and mom, Kristy, had to be hospitalized.

Mom is now recovering and the entire family is on a trip to Disneyland that was planned before the death of their son.

This family is the recipient of KHON2’s first Big Give this year thanks to Hawaiian Financial Federal Credit Union.

Paulette Ito, vice president of marketing and IT, shares why Hawaiian Financial Federal Credit Union felt it was important to join KHON2’s The Big Give for a second year, and how they can help those who are financially struggling get on their feet.