When brothers and sisters from local 276 became aware of fellow union construction worker in need, they banded together and dedicated their weekends to lend a helping hand. A few weeks ago LU 276 member Bret Woods got a call from a man whose father had suffered a massive stroke that left him paralyzed on his left side. The man knew his father would have a great difficulty reaching his second floor bedroom so he reached out for help.
The solution was to quickly build out a ground floor addition. The extension was designed to make his transition a little easier and will not only include a bedroom but also a full bathroom as well. Various companies donated supplies and the project was built over a series of weekends by local 276 carpenters, neighbors and family. The man has been away recovering for over three months and has no idea that when he returns home there will be a brand new bedroom waiting for him.
“Neighbors came over to thank us for all of our hard work. They even brought us over refreshments. It was nice to see the community get together to make a difference in this man’s life.”- Bret Woods. It is important that we help out our friends and neighbors. If you know someone who is in need of help and or would like to find out how you can get involved please reach out to your local union.