Members of Local 3 IBEW and the Lewis Howard Latimer Progressive Association raised $9,000 on GoFundMe, which they distributed to food pantries in each borough last week. Each food pantry received a $1,800 donation and children got Surge comic books from the Educational & Cultural Trust Fund.
Donations were delivered each day between Tuesday, May 26 - Saturday, May 30 to Shaw A.M.E. Zion Church in Corona Queens; Notre Dame Club on Staten Island; Collective Fare in Brownsville, Brooklyn; Salem United Methodist Church in Harlem, New York; and BronxWorks Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center in the Bronx. The volunteer services at Shaw A.M.E. Zion Church and Collective Fare are organized in part by Local 3 “A” journeypersons David Aiken and LaToya Meaders, respectively.
Salem United Methodist Church, which offers Grab-n-Go meals every Tuesday through Saturday, in Harlem, New York on Friday, May 29. (Picture Above)
BronxWorks Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center (CMCC), which runs a weekly open food pantry on Saturdays, on Saturday, May 30.
Family with the Surge comic book at BronxWorks McLaughlin Community Center in the Bronx, NY.
Surge comics from the Educational & Cultural Trust Fund of the Electrical Industry were also distributed at Collective Fare in Brownsville, Brooklyn.