Members of Local 253 along with Pinnacle Development Group, are assisting in a major improvement in the lives of veterans by building homes for those who have served this country and are now homeless.
Members of Local 253 of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters are closing in a major improvement in the lives of veterans who have served this country but now need to find decent housing.
Carpenter volunteers have been spending Saturdays for past three weeks building new apartments in Jersey City for homeless veterans.
According to George Schreck, Council Representative for Local 253, the carpenters began their effort in late April by teaming with Pinnacle Construction to help build eight apartments for homeless veterans at 665 Ocean Avenue in Jersey City.
The Carpenters of Local 253 and Pinnacle were looking for about six volunteers to join the cause. Fourteen journeymen carpenters from the commercial division as well as residential carpenters and apprentices who work during the week with Pinnacle Construction, joined the effort.
“Today’s turnout from the Carpenters Union was abundant” said Michael Petosa of Pinnacle Development Group of Union, N.J. “The results that these volunteer carpenters are achieving will certainly help insure our success in the framing of the building and staying inside the scheduled timespans.”
The projected completion date is still unknown.