Roughly 50 volunteers with First Hawaiian Bank helped build homes at Kahauiki Village Saturday morning. 

The plantation style village near Nimitz Highway provides affordable housing for homeless families.

As a part of "Phase II" of Kahauiki Village, volunteers painted, installed roof braces, and worked to shim window panels of the houses, utilizing materials previously used by tsunami victims in Japan. 

""We're building 114 more homes.  So, when we're done there will be 144 homes, housing over 600 adults and children.  Which would mean, Kahauiki Village would be taking care of over half of the homeless families on Oahu in transitional homes today," explained Duane Kurisu, Kahauiki Village Project Team Coordinator.

""It's our way to give back.  It's always been an important part of First Hawaiian to give back to the community for decades.  It's so important for us and it really makes me feel good that a lot of us want to come help out," said Bob Harrison, - First Hawaiian Bank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Phase II of Kahauiki Village began in January, and Kurisiu said the first families will be able to move in by July.