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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
- Employees In Our Community
- Community Events
- Retired Vehicle Sale
- Teachers Resource Center
- Technical Education
- Presidential Awards
- Smart Power for Schools
Volunteers from Hawaiian Electric participate in various events in support of our community. Check out our community events.