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OSHA Winter Safety Tips

2019-01-29T19:06:32+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

OSHA Winter Safety Tips It's natural to picture the deserts and sunshine when you imagine the southwest, but our members in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, California, Nevada and even Arizona have to brave winter too.  The winter weather may offer a relief from the long hot hours of the summer, but it's still crucial [...]

Carpenters Keep Bakersfield Beautiful

2019-01-29T19:06:39+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Carpenters Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Southwest Carpenters take great pride in their community. That's why Local 661 Carpenters were more than happy to lend a hand to their neighbors, with Keep Bakersfield Beautiful (KBB) for a community cleanup last Saturday. KBB is a not-for-profit organization comprised of volunteers including government officials, educators, civic [...]

National Blood Donor Month

2019-01-29T19:06:46+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

National Blood Donor Month Blood donations typically drop off during and immediately after the winter holidays, which makes National Blood Donor Month in January a critical time. This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. Busy schedules, holiday [...]

Carpenters Partner with Ronald McDonald House

2019-01-29T19:06:53+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Carpenters Partner with Ronald McDonald House While the holiday season is meant to be a joyful time, for those in need it can be the most difficult part of the year. Between rent, food, and utilities, participating in even the most modest holiday festivities can feel like a luxury. Local 909 [...]

5 Myths of Volunteering

2019-01-29T19:07:02+00:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: |

5 Myths of Volunteering 1."Only students and new graduates volunteer." Fact: Students and new graduates certainly learn a lot when they volunteer, but college age and young adults have the lowest volunteer rates. People ages 18-24 have a volunteer rate of just 18.4%. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor [...]

7 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

2019-01-29T19:25:20+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: |

7 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season Make Change Now’s the time to grab that old cookie jar of quarters and dimes, bring it down to the bank or coin machine, and donate the proceeds to a food bank or shelter.  2. Buy a Few [...]

Carpenters Share Christmas Cheer

2019-01-29T19:07:17+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Carpenters Share Christmas Cheer The Christmas season has gotten a lot merrier for kids in Ventura County thanks to the Gold Coast Carpenters. Over 1,000 kids received a present courtesy of both the Ventura County Military Collaborative's (VCMC) Operation Snowflake and the Ventura County Rescue's "Christmas with a Mission" toy drives. Toys [...]

Carpenters Build Little Libraries

2019-01-29T19:07:34+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Carpenters Build Little Libraries There’s no job too big or too small for union carpenters. Over the weekend, SWRCC partnered with the El Monte Coalition of Latino Professionals (EMCLP) to complete 25 Little Libraries for El Monte and South El Monte communities. Fellow EMCLP members Roz Keeler and Joe Vu started crafting Little Libraries as a tool [...]

International Volunteer Day

2019-01-29T19:07:27+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

It's Up to Us According to the Corporation for National Community Service, 25.3% of Americans volunteer,  62.8 million volunteers across the nation. In 2015, they averaged 32.1 volunteer hours per person, per year, which comes to 7.9 billion hours of service. With a value of $24.14 per hour, in 2016 volunteers in America [...]

Carpenters Showoff Skills and Christmas Spirit

2019-01-29T19:07:41+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Carpenters Showoff Skills and Christmas Spirit For the last few months, Local 1319's volunteer committees have been working hard to bring some Christmas magic to the Land of Enchantment. They got to see their hard work pay off last weekend at the annual Twinkle Light Parade in Nob Hill. "A lot of man [...]