Members of IAM District 9 recently built two wheelchair ramps as a part of the IAM Midwest Territory’s “IAM H.E.L.P.S. in the Community” program. H.E.L.P.S. stands for Honoring, Engaging, Lifting, Providing, and Servicing.
The ramps, paid for by union member donations and built completely by IAM volunteers, were built for a family in need. More than a dozen volunteers showed up to build the two ramps required to access the home. District 9 raises money through raffles as part of their community services fund.
“My thanks to the volunteers and the entire committee,” said District 9 Community Services Coordinator Scott Hargis. “They show up when it counts – with volunteers who get the work done, and on their own time too. It’s truly priceless.”
“District 9 takes tremendous pride in our community service events,” said IAM District 9 Directing Business Representative Dave Weaver. “My thanks go out to Community Services Coordinator Scott Hargis and the entire committee for their efforts and hard work.”
“This is what service to the community is all about,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway. “Doing things for others, good deeds and being helpful, all of which in the end are not just satisfying, but rewarding. All of this is what the IAM motto stands for – service to the community.”
For more information on the IAM Midwest Territory’s “IAM H.E.L.P.S. in the Community” program, click here.