IBEW Local 1 seeking volunteers for annual Rebuilding Day community outreach effort

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IBEW LOCAL 1 Journeyman Electrician Tim Blackwell puts the finishing touches on the electrical meter at home in Pine Lawn. – Labor Tribune file photo

St. Louis – IBEW Local 1 is calling on the resources of its members and affiliated contractors for Rebuilding Day, the annual one-day blitz where volunteers make repairs to the homes of low-income elderly and disabled homeowners in the St. Louis Metro area.

This year’s Rebuilding Day will take place on Saturday, May 2.

REBUILDING TOGETHER

Once again, Local 1, the National Association of Electrical Contractors (NECA) and the Electrical Connection are teaming up with Rebuilding Together-St. Louis to help local homeowners throughout the St. Louis area who cannot afford to make needed repairs and upgrades on their own. Local 1’s residential and commercial journeymen and apprentices will pitch in with their time and tools, while Local 1’s affiliated contractors are providing service trucks and many of the materials that will be needed.

“We’ve been helping elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners with electrical safety issues the last 10 to 12 years through this program,” said Local 1 Business Representative Dave Roth. “We’re happy we have the ability to give back to the community with our services.”

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Rebuilding Together relies on the support of the men and women of Local 1 and other building trades and the volunteer community to provide free home repairs to address dangerous health and safety concerns for low-income, elderly and disabled homeowers so they can continue to live independently in comfort and safety.

Any IBEW Local 1 journeymen, wiremen or journeyman residential wiremen or apprentices interested in participating in this rewarding event can meet at the Local 1 Union Hall at 5850 Elizabeth Ave. in St. Louis at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 2. A barbecue will be held at the hall once the work is done.

For more information, contact Roth at 314-647-5900.

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