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Employees In Our Community

At Hawaiian Electric, we strive to work with our communities to achieve a renewable energy future. Through volunteerism, financial support, and pursuing innovative initiatives, we will protect our aina, build community capacity and become a world leader in sustainability.

Throughout our long-standing partnerships with the community, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies, we contribute our people power and resources for a stronger, sustainable, and more resilient Hawaii.

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Community Spotlight

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Hawaiian Electric debuts “Classic Eats and Modern Treats” in its latest employee-published fundraiser cookbook

Just in time for holiday cooking and feasting, Hawaiian Electric employees have published “Classic Eats and Modern Treats,” a 150-page cookbook packed with timeless recipes and new culinary discoveries all to raise funds for United Way chapters serving the company’s five-island service territory.

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Tradition of aloha touches lives

Throughout the years, Hawaiian Electric employees together with IBEW Local 1260 put the “fun” in fundraising for AUW, Maui United Way (MUW), and Hawaii Island United Way (HIUW) while raising several hundred thousand dollars annually to support our community’s most pressing needs.

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Kokua Champions

Kokua Champions give back

This year’s recipients of the HEI Charitable Foundation Kokua Community Champion Service Award have given countless hours to make a difference in their communities. So, it’s fitting that their reward for the honor is to bestow a $1,000 grant from the foundation to nonprofits of their choice because giving back is what they do.

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Virtual Volunteering

Virtual volunteer projects address real needs while staying safe

From isolated seniors to hungry families to homeless people, the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented need in our communities. Just as they have always done, our employees have answered the call to community service even when faced with the challenges presented by the pandemic. Over the last five years, our employees and their ohana have volunteered 71,164 hours of community service.

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Making Masks for Aloha

Masks for Aloha

Lydia Mertyris, an emergency preparedness program manager at Hawaiian Electric, helped Hawaii Meals on Wheels by raising funds for their free home-delivered lunches to kupuna. Lydia and her daughters started creating face coverings and selling them through social media with all proceeds being donated to Hawaii Meals on Wheels!

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