On April 15th., 2011 TCU/IAM Local Lodge 861 member, and Financial Secretary-Treasurer, Shantell Berry and her family lost their home to a devastating fire. While everyone got out safely they only have the clothing they were wearing at the time the fire broke out.  Their home was a complete loss.

The family is currently staying at a Red Cross provided hotel, but that lodging is only a temporary measure.  It is yet to be determined if there was home insurance that will help the family recover from the loss.

TCU/IAM President Bob Scardelletti is sending out the call; a TCU member is in need and can use our immediate assistance, particularly with contributions of used or new clothing for Shantell and her children. The children’s ages and sizes are:  age 16 female, (size 8 adult), age 9 female, (size 16 kid’s size), age 7 male, (size 10) & age 5 male, (size 8).

Please contact Lodge 861 Local Chairman Brian Sawyer at if you wish to help out in any way, with donations being sent to (please make checks payable to Shantell Berry):

Brian Sawyer
Chairman Local 861
22089 NY RT 22
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
(518) 698-2268

Brother Sawyer can assist with arrangements for any item that requires shipping.

“Our Union is a family and we will help out in any way possible” said TCU/IAM President Bob Scardelletti.

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