Backpack Giveaway in Huntington Park
Women’s Auxiliary 007 partnered with the City of Huntington Park and Mayor Graciela Ortiz for a Backpack Giveaway.
Alongside Huntington Park City Mayor Graciela Ortiz, WA 007 members and Union Carpenter volunteers handed out 150 backpacks filled with school supplies to families living in the city. This giveaway is a direct result of Southwest Carpenters’ council-wide initiative to give back to the younger members in our communities. Donations have been collected by Union members and their families all summer long.
The Brothers’ Keeper Program Comes to Riverside
The Brothers’ Keeper program held a Boot Camp at the Riverside Training Center over the weekend. This Boot Camp marks the first to be held outside of the Whittier Training Center. Prospective members participated in a 5-hour long screening process where top participants will be selected to attend the Brothers’ Keeper Pre-Apprenticeship Program free of cost.
The SWRCC, in partnership with the Southwest Carpenters Training Fund (SWCTF), offers Brothers’ Keeper to assist disadvantaged groups looking to improve their lives through careers in the carpentry trade. This free program includes four weeks of intense training and instruction at a local state-of-the-art training center, job placement assistance upon program completion, and resources to help Union Carpenters build successful careers.
Local 619 Car and Motorcycle Show
Local 619 held their first car and motorcycle show. Members showed up in their muscle cars, hot rods, low riders, and Harleys to park at the San Diego Training Center and be judged by a panel of members. This show was a great opportunity for Local 619 members to show off what Carpenter money bought them. Solid Union jobs, wages, and benefits can afford members the freedom to buy some toys that they, and their families, can appreciate.