On Saturday, June 18, the New York City chapter of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) participated in the annual Day of Service by volunteering at the Flushing Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps located in the East Flushing neighborhood of Queens.
Volunteers from Local 3 and EWMC updated old 2x2 light fixtures to new LED fixtures. These fixtures were donated by NECA’s New York City chapter and signatory manufacturer Legion Lighting Company. 35 volunteers worked together to complete this project. The President of the Volunteer Ambulance Service, Larry Ligardo, was overwhelmed with the speed and professionalism of the work that got done.
The Flushing Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps serves the Flushing, Queens community by donating their time as EMTs. They respond to the same 911 calls as the FDNY and assist them by reducing response times to emergency and non-emergency medical transport requests from patients in hospitals, medical centers, and health care facilities.
The EWMC is an international organization focused on the mission of uplifting minorities within the IBEW and our communities. One way is by volunteering our labor and spreading the word that unions are good for all.
Submitted by the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus New York City chapter.