From Our Hearts to Yours: IBEW Local 1186 puts on special musical tribute

Supporting three local non-profits and thanking essential workers

Sponsored by IBEW Local 1186

Looking for some feel good music? Look no further than the special musical tribute, “From Our Hearts to Yours,” presented by IBEW Local 1186. The show will be premiere Thursday, May 28 at 8 p.m. on K5, aiming to raise money for local non-profits.

Damien Kim with IBEW Local 1186 says the group wanted to accomplish a number of things with the show, including thanking essential workers, raising money for the Hawaii Foodbank and Adult Friends for Youth, and increasing awareness of the need of giving blood to the Blood Bank of Hawaii. Kim says the show will also give a special shout-out to 2020 graduates.

IBEW Local 1186 represents approximately 3,500 members from electricians, Telecom (which includes AT&T Technicians), Spectrum technicians and call center employees. It also represents Department of Defense federal workers and federal contractors like Aleut and Electric Boat. The group also recently represents KSFA.

Based on the group’s type of membership, many have been considered essential workers throughout the pandemic.

“Electricians are doing construction, Telecom and Spectrum members are keeping our community connected to the cable and internet,” Kim explains. “Our federal workers are keeping our military ready to fight. We are truly grateful for what they have done to continue working throughout this time.”

During “From Our Hearts to Yours,” viewers will see performances by Johnny Suite, Shawn Pimental & Lehua Kalima, Pure Heart, The Hawaiian Style Band, and Rebel Souljahz. While music is a big draw, IBEW Local 1186 ultimately hopes to highlight Hawaii non-profits and thank its members for all that they continue to do for the community.

If you miss the show premiere, you can catch it again at 12 p.m. on KHNL on Saturday, May 30, and again on K5 at 7 p.m. There will be a final encore presentation the following day at 10:30 p.m. on KGMB after Hawaii News Now.

For more information: IBEW1186.org or IBEW Hawaii on Facebook