Electrical Workers Minority Caucus delivers warm coats for children at St. Louis Crisis Nursery

TIFFANY JONES (right), an IBEW Local 1 apprentice and member of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus, delivers a box of children’s coats to Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s Tracy Jones (left). The coats were collected as part of the caucus’ annual coat drive for children. – Electrical Connection photo

The IBEW Local 1 Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) delivered more than 35 coats to provide warmth to children served by Saint Louis Crisis Nursery.

The drop off was part of the EWMC’s year-long coat drive. The EWMC is a member of the Electrical Connection, a partnership of IBEW Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

Sylvester Taylor, the Electrical Connection’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion, Tiffany Jones, a Local 1 apprentice who volunteers at the nursery and Carl Burke, EWMC vice president and a member of IBEW Local 1439, stopped by the agency on Dec. 6.

Last month, the EWMC delivered nearly 100 coats for children to the Hazelwood School District. The coat drive distribution will continue through the end of the year.

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery provides a short-term, safe haven for 5,000 children annually from birth though age 12, whose families face emergencies caused by illness, homelessness, domestic violence or overwhelming parental stress.

Visit crisisnurserykids.org for more information.

To learn more about the Electrical Connection partnership, visit electricalconnection.org.

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