By Staff Writer
On April 13, members of District Council 9 lent a hand to non-profit and community organizations in New York donating their time and skills all day for the union’s 4th Annual Community Day of Action. Across New York State, from Bethpage to Troy including the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island both members and leadership spent their weekend transforming non-profit organizations and helping their neighbors by putting their training and skills to work and donating thousands of work hours across seven locations.
“Every year our members look forward to DC 9’s Community Day of Action as it gives us an opportunity to meet the communities we live and work in every day,” said Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Joseph Azzopardi. “This day reveals the true values that drive this union. Our members are always willing to lend a hand to our neighbors who need it most, and these relationships with our communities make us understand how we can better serve our state not just on our Annual Day of Action, but every day. We live in these communities across New York and we’re happy to give back.”
District Council 9 provides benefits to more than 11,000 members of New York State’s working class, including health insurance, pensions, and continuing education. In addition, DC9 contributes thousands of working hours, supplies and more to support the region’s charitable and community organizations, including through its Annual Community Day of Action, food drives, winter coat drives, walk for breast cancer and more.
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