On July 28, the six-year-old son of an IBEW 332 apprentice was killed during the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting. The member’s wife and mother were reportedly also shot. Friends have set up a GoFundMe account to support the family as they cope with this heartbreaking tragedy, and the IBEW 1245 Executive Board has approved a… [Read More]
22-year IBEW member and Organizing Steward Ruben Hernandez was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Brother Hernandez, who works at Trayer, is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Kaiser Oakland, and will be off work for the foreseeable future. His family could use our support as they embark on this difficult journey. Please donate what you… [Read More]
Just a few short months after landing his dream job as a gas service rep at PG&E, new IBEW 1245 member Todd Hurst was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma shortly before his 32nd birthday. As Hurst undergoes treatment for his cancer over the coming months, his family, including a devoted wife and two young sons, could… [Read More]
In the Reno-Sparks, Nevada area, triple-digit temperatures in late summer aren’t uncommon. Unfortunately, many seniors simply cannot afford to pay for air conditioning, and the sweltering heat makes summertime uncomfortable and potentially life-threatening for low-income seniors. Four years ago, IBEW Local 1245 Reno-Sparks Retirees Club President Ron Borst challenged the members of his club to… [Read More]
A seven-year IBEW 1245 member who wishes not to be named recently lost her 26-year-old son suddenly. The family is still reeling from this tragedy, and could use our support to assist with funeral expenses. Please donate what you can using the link below.