Winpisinger Education and Technology Center and District 4 staff recently installed a new entry sign at Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home, purchased with funds raised by the 2021 IAM International President’s Capital Classic Golf Tournament.
That tournament raised more than $100,000 for capital improvement projects for U.S. military veterans at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Southern Maryland.
Those funds also made it possible to completely renovate the home’s overgrown courtyard. Professional landscapers were hired to build two water fountains and overhaul the entire space.
“Because we have members who work here and because International President Martinez is a veteran himself, this time he chose to have the proceeds of the tournament benefit Charlotte Hall,” said IAM District 4 Business Representative Mark Duval.
Local 4 represents the maintenance crew, Restorative Nursing Aides (RNAs), Certified Medicine Aides (CMAs), and Geriatric Nursing Aides (GNAs) who work at Charlotte Hall Veterans home.
Richley Delahay, Facility Manager for the IAM’s Winpsinger Center, offered to have Winpisinger Center staff Chuck Lowe, John Wibel and Benny Johnson complete the sign installation at Charlotte Hall.
“The Winpisinger Center has been inviting members of the Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home for lunch a couple times a year for the last six or seven years, so that was our first association with the veteran’s home,” said Winpisinger Center Lead Groundsperson Chuck Lowe, who was there helping install to the sign. “It’s just a way to give back to veterans. We have a lot of veterans in the IAM. President Martinez is a Navy veteran himself so it’s a big priority for him, and it’s nice for us to be able to help in our local community.”
“The IAM is incredibly proud of our military veteran members and the members who work at Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home. It is important to the IAM and to me, personally, that our union supports military veterans in our communities,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “I’m very thankful to everyone who stepped up to make this fundraising initiative a huge success. The IAM will continue to find ways to support those who have served our country.”