IKORCC members worked with SAWs to build wheelchair ramp for familhy
- June 27, 2014
Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) members from Local 615 in Logansport volunteered their time and skills to Servants at Work (SAWs), a nonprofit organization that builds wheelchair ramps for disabled individuals. IKORCC has been involved in many volunteer projects, but this is the first with SAWs.
From June 19-21, eight IKORCC members worked with SAWs to construct a wheelchair ramp for a low-income family with a young boy who is confined to his wheelchair. The project, spread out across 3 days, was finished after 38 hours. “This is what it’s all about, helping those in need in our community,” said Willy Madrigal, Local 615 Journeyman Carpenter.
“Community service is at the heart of the IKORCC,” said Chet Fincher, IKORCC Representative. “When we volunteer to give back to our community, we are helping to create an even better place to live, work and raise our families.”
“In eleven years of building these ramps, I have never had a crew of ‘new’ volunteers that adapted and executed the construction faster or more effortlessly than this group,” said Rik Hagarty, Saws Project Manager. “It was like working with a team of veteran ramp builders. I hope we can build a lot more with the Carpenters.”
Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters represents more than 32,000 professional tradespeople in 43 locals in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and parts of West Virginia and Tennessee. A proud affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, which has a century-plus tradition of representing the best of the building trades, the council works in partnership with more than 30,000 contractors, helping them find the best possible talent for their projects. The hallmark of the regional council is three-fold: training, professionalism and partnerships for economic development.