The IAM’s Mobile, Alabama office raised more than $7,000 for Guide Dogs of America on Saturday as part of the first ever Al Granado Hawgs for Dogs Guide Ride. The event honored IAM organizer Al Granado, who led the Mobile office before his unexpected passing last fall.
“A special thanks goes out to all of our IAM members and staff from the Organizing Department, the Southern Territory, Districts 75 and 73 who helped make this such a special event,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez, Jr. “Al would have been proud to see all the teamwork that went into bringing the IAM together with the local Mobile community to raise money for such a worthy cause.”
Guide Dogs of America provides guide dogs to visually impaired men and women across North America free of charge. The ride was sponsored by the IAM’s Grand Lodge, Southern Territory, Districts 75 and 73, and Locals 18, 37, 1133, 2452 and 2919, as well as the Homewood Suites Mobile, the Gardner Law Firm and the Mobile Building and Construction Trades Unions.