Electrical Connection (IBEW/NECA) supports rural and urban “Shop with a Cop” programs

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Donates a total of $10,000 to St. Francois County and Ferguson law Enforcement holiday giving programs

ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY'S 'SHOP WITH A COP' program received a welcome $5,000 donation from the Electrical Connection last month. Celebrating the gift to make Christmas brighter for needy kids are (from left) St. Francois County Sheriff’s Deputies Amy Brenneke and Lora Henson, Electrical Connection Executive Vice President Jim Curran, Santa, Total Electric President Danny Miller, Saint Louis FC Head Coach Anthony Pulis; IBEW Local 1 Business Representatives Lee Asher and Chuck DeMoulin, Saint Louis FC’s Kevin Wygant, and St. Francois County Sheriff’s Deputy Tammy Romine. – Compass Communications photo

For the 26th year the Electrical Connection is a major supporter of the law enforcement community’s trust building program “Shop with a Cop.” The labor-management partnership contributed $5,000 each to St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” and Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” programs.

The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). This year’s donation raises the Electrical Connection’s 26-year commitment to “Shop with a Cop” to more than $75,000.

The St. Francois County “Shop with a Cop” program is among the oldest and largest in the nation.

This year, it served more than 500 children on Dec. 18 when law enforcement throughout the state came to Farmington, Mo. to buy children holiday gifts they would not otherwise receive.

FERGUSON’s ‘SHOP WITH A COP’ program received a $5,000 boost from the Electrical Connection last month. Celebrating the chance to bring joy to needy children this Christmas were (from left) IBEW Local 1 Business Representative Steve Muehling, IBEW1/St. Louis NECA Director of Governmental Affairs Tim Green, Ferguson School Resource Officer Michelle Merriweather; Ferguson Police Colonel Alan Eickhoff; Missouri State Representative-elect Raychel Proudie (D-Ferguson), Electrical Connection Executive Vice President Jim Curran, Ferguson Interim Police Chief Frank McCall and Missouri State Senator-elect Brian Williams. – Compass Communications photo

The following day, the Ferguson Police Department hosted its “Shop with a Cop” program at the Ferguson Community Center at 1050 Smith Ave., serving more than 30 children. The Electrical Connection has supported the Ferguson “Shop with a Cop” for the past three years.

The Electrical Connection was joined by Saint Louis FC at both “Shop with a Cop” events.

Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world. For more information visit electricalconnection.org.

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