It is said there is not a bigger joy than helping others in distressed times. The housekeeping crew at the IAM Winpisinger Center exemplifies that sentiment each and every day by keeping the school clean and safe for IAM members attending class.
Once the IAM deemed their return to work in May safe, they were up to the challenge of getting the facility up and running again.
Since the center was closed due to the pandemic for over a year, the crew had the daunting challenge of bringing the school back to the pristine condition we have all grown accustomed to. They have worked tirelessly since, needing about three months of intense cleaning to get the center ready for its reopening of in-person classes in August.
“We had to put our school back together,” said Barbara Means, a 12-year IAM Housekeeper. “Since the campus was closed for so long, when we returned, we had about triple the work we normally have. It is still an ongoing process to keep it clean inside and out.”
In many ways, they are the center’s unsung heroes.
“The housekeeping staff at the Winpisinger Center are true heroes in my eyes,” said Winpisinger Center Director Chris Wagoner. “There is no way we would have been able to re-open our new school and continue to remain open without them. I am in awe of the work they do every day. There are no words that could truly capture my gratitude for them and all that they do for the center and IAM members.”
“I love this building and our crew,” said Tammy Carey, Housekeeping Supervisor. “We helped bring the school back to life. It feels great to know we are doing our part in taking care of the students so they can concentrate on their classes without worrying about their safety. We thank Chris and all the teachers who were always available to take our calls when we were furloughed and continue to support us in any way we may need.”