We are IBEW Local 1186, IBEW Local 1260 & IBEW Local 1357. Together, we unite to raise funds for those affected by the devastating Lahaina, Maui wildfires which began on August 8th, 2023. What is being referred to as the worst natural disaster in Hawaii's history, as of the date of this writing, is not even fully contained yet, and more fires continue to burn in Kula as well. All three of our local unions (combined membership of 7,200) have members that live on Maui who have lost their homes, belongings, and some who have even lost loved ones in this horrible tragedy. What this fund is for, is to directly assist those IBEW members and their families as they seek to slowly rebuild what is left of their lives. From food and clothing to housing and work-related expenses, whatever way our members may benefit from this fund, will be distributed as we receive it. Any amount donated is appreciated, no amount is too little. We appreciate your generosity during this difficult time. Mahalo nui loa - Hawaii State Association of Electrical Workers (Local 1186, Local 1260 & Local 1357).
I am one of the three Business Managers, Damien Kim, and I wanted to say that all of the funds that are donated will be going to all three Locals to give to our members who lost their lives, their homes, or affected by this wildfire.
If you have any questions, please contact any of the three business managers for aforementioned local unions with any questions.
Damien Kim (IBEW Local 1186)
Leroy Chincio (IBEW Local 1260)
Troy Benevides (IBEW Local 1357)