Community service

Missouri District 9 Builds Wheelchair Ramps as Part of ‘HELPS’ Community Service Event

Members of IAM District 9 recently constructed two wheelchair ramps as part of the IAM Midwest Territory’s “IAM HELPS in the Community” program. HELPS stands for Honor, Engage, Lift, Provide and Serve.

The ramps, funded by donations from union members and built entirely by IAM volunteers, were built for a family in need. More than a dozen volunteers showed up to build the two ramps needed to access the house. District 9 raises funds through raffles as part of its Community Service Fund.

“My thanks to the volunteers and the entire committee,” said District 9 Community Services Coordinator Scott Hargis. “They show up when it counts – with volunteers doing the work, and in their spare time too. It is truly invaluable.

“District 9 is extremely proud of our community service events,” said IAM District 9 Director Sales Representative Dave Weaver. “My thanks go to Community Services Coordinator Scott Hargis and the entire committee for their effort and hard work. »

“That’s what community service is all about,” said Steve Galloway, general vice president of the IAM Midwest Territory. “Doing things for others, doing good deeds and being helpful, all of this in the end is not only satisfying, but rewarding. All of this is what the IAM motto stands for: service to the community . »

For more information on the IAM Midwest Territory’s “IAM HELPS in the Community” program, Click here.