On July 19, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) Locals 164 and 173 built a 115-foot handicap ramp for U.S. Army veteran Guy Johnson, who was in need of better accessibility to his Delaware County home.
Councilman David White contacted NRCC Council Representative Jason Rode of Local 173 regarding the charitable opportunity and asked for Union Carpenters’ expertise in building the ramp for Johnson. Seven carpenters donated their time and expertise to work on the wheelchair accessible ramp.
Rode, who helped facilitate the project, eagerly gathered seven carpenters to begin working and organized the completion of the ramp.
“To be able to help someone in the community is a good thing, especially for someone who has served our country,” said Rode. “When we were contacted about this opportunity, I immediately began gathering our Carpenters to start this project.”
Five members of Local 173 who worked on the project include; Charles DeMoss, Ron Walsh Jr., Dave Annal, Sean Manley and Keith Allen along with three members of Local 164; Steve Murphy, Kevin Kerwin and Frank Iannelli and one member of Local 179; Steve Hendrickson.
About the NRCC
The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) represents nearly 40,000 hardworking men and women in Delaware and New Jersey and portions of Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. NRCC is one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast. The NRCC equips professional men and women carpenters with the skills, training and quality workmanship that are demanded in today's construction industry. For more information on NRCC, please visit our website: www.northeastcarpenters.org; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NortheastRegionalCouncilofCarpenters; or Twitter: https://twitter.com/nrccarpenters.