The Kapiolani Medical Center received dozens of brand new toys yesterday by over 70 motorcycle riders to give out to the little patients that come into the hospital. Local 3, District 17 members organized the toy run as a way to give back to the community during these unprecedented times. The drive coordinator was Local 3 member Michael Akau, who is also the State Administrator for the Hawaii Operating Engineers Journeymen and Apprentice Training Center (OE3 JATC).
“It’s important for use to give back,” said Michael Akau.
“We feel construction has been essential, and we’re blessed to be able to continue working. So it’s our way with our motorcycle community to give back to the keiki.”
We are proud of all of our union members that participated in this event and other volunteer events and thank them for going over and beyond during these uncertain times.
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For more information on how to donate gifts to the hospital, head to www.give2kapiolani.org/santa