Helping Hammers: Building Better Communities
Union carpenters and contractors are at the very heart of the community. You see us working in communities across New England every day. But it’s when we make these neighborhoods a better place to live that the men and women of the New England Carpenters Union and Union Contractors really stand out from the crowd.
The Helping Hammers title encompasses all volunteer projects Union Carpenters are involved in. We have worked with various non-profit agencies and community organizations in an effort to provide donated labor to build a variety of projects. These projects have ranged from small, short-term efforts like building handicap ramps to long-term and larger commitments requiring the coordination of teams of carpenters over a period of months.
Whether it’s donating time, raising money, or simply helping a neighbor in need, we take great pride in making our communities stronger for everyone. Members, and the contractors they work for, are involved in a variety of community-based projects throughout New England.
Members should contact their Local Union for upcoming volunteer activities happening in their area. You can search for your Local’s page by typing your Local number into the Search function at the top of this page.
Kevin Smith, Local 210
Stay in the Know
The New England Regional Council of Carpenters is now sending news and information to members in an email format called the "Council Update."council Update
The Hendry St. Project
From January to June of 2009, apprentices from the New England Carpenters Training Center volunteered at the Hendry St. project. Four foreclosed houses were renovated and put up for sale in hopes of helping to revitalize the Dorchester neighborhood.