Electrical Workers Light Up the South Suburbs
2017 International Day of Service
On Saturday November 18th the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus held its 3rd Annual International Day of Service and provided volunteer electrical services in Chicago's South Suburbs. The Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) is an Organized Labor/ Activist Organization consisting of members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Twenty-eight volunteers contributed 224 hours of electrical service at three construction sites and the Chicago Heights ReStore.
The EWMC was established in 1974 and currently has thirty-two chapters in the United States and Canada. The organization's mission is to advance the objectives of organized labor and to promote and cultivate equal opportunities for minority and under-represented workers within the IBEW. EWMC pursues this mission through building, maintaining, and volunteering in troubled, under-served communities.
EWMC has a long history of community service and involvement beginning in 2015 withits first Annual International Day of Service. Each year this event is held in the third week of November to lend credence and assistance to the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holiday community outreach efforts.
On Saturday, November 18th and Saturday, December 9th EWMC helped Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs further its mission to provide decent, affordable housing in Chicago's South Suburbs. Not only did the EWMC help at three building sites, eight electricians provided a full day of professional electrical services at the Chicago Heights ReStore!
Thanks to the entire EWMC team. Your time and commitment has directly impacted the lives of families in the South Suburbs looking for affordable housing.