Carpenter Helps Build Bridge for Youth

2019-03-08T00:47:11+00:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Carpenter Helps Build Bridge for Youth The Los Angeles Youth Opportunity Movement Watts (LAYOM Watts) works to connect Los Angeles youth and employers. The organization serves as a launch pad for young people seeking education and careers. Last Saturday, the organization broke ground on the YouthSource Center's new addition "The Wardrobe,"  [...]

Carpenters Fighting Cash Coyotes

2019-02-26T15:50:53+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Carpenters Fighting Cash Coyotes When Patrick Bieker joined the Southwest Carpenters, he spent most of his early career building schools all over southern California. “I’ve been on projects from Palmdale to downtown LA. Half my career was completing projects for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD),” said Bieker. In his first 12 years, Bieker [...]

Carpenters to Cowboys

2019-01-29T19:05:17+00:00January 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Carpenters to Cowboys Last Saturday, Local 1977 Union Carpenters rolled up their sleeves and traded their hard hats for cowboy hats, to help Horses 4 Heroes (H4H). H4H is a Las Vegas based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youths, adults, and families, through wellness programs that emphasize fun and safe activities with horses. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]