Local 171 partners with Union Counselors, a group of local union members who volunteer their time and talents to help those in need in the community. IKORCC carpenters head up the construction for Union Counselors’ projects.
On May 24, the Union Counselors built a wheelchair ramp at the home of Mary Ann Fleischer. Without a wheelchair ramp leading into her home, Fleischer’s son had been unable to spend time at her house, even missing out on holidays and family gatherings. By having a ramp on her house, her son can now come over and spend more time with her.
“We consider it to be our duty to give back to the community,” commented Tony Di Tommaso, IKORCC Senior Representative. “As an organization, we really promote helping those who need it, and we are always proud to see our members happily give of their time and talents to make a difference in the lives of our fellow community members.”
This project was supported by union member donations to United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, and was completed in coordination with United Way’s Community Support Services and Help Hotline Crisis Center.
Union Counselors is very active in the community, building six to eight wheelchair ramps every year. Its members also help with spaghetti dinners, host backpack giveaways, work with the Special Olympics, assist with the annual USPS Letter Carriers food drive, among many other projects that support the community’s needs.
For more information about IKORCC or Union Counselors, please contact Tony Di Tommaso at firstname.lastname@example.org.