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January 18, 2018
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Unions, Businesses, and Community Groups to Dedicate Rehabilitated Home

Rehabilitated Home to be Provided to Homeless Veteran

Louisville, KY—November 10th, 2017—Greater Louisville area unions, The Housing Partnership Inc., Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, Kentucky Habitat for Humanity, Metro United Way, Athena’s Sisters and businesses have formed a partnership to Help a Homeless Veteran. Union, businesses, and community groups came together to rehabilitate a home in the South End of Louisville. With more than 50 organizations donating and volunteering, after six months and more than 1000 volunteer hours the formerly shuttered and dilapidated home is ready to be provided to Marlene Aldrich, a Lady Veteran in Louisville.  According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in January 2016 39,471 veterans were experiencing homelessness.

EVENT:  Dedication of Home for Homeless Veteran

LOCATION: 1615 Clara Avenue, Louisville, KY

DATE: Friday, November 10th 2017

TIME:  Program to begin at 5:00pm, would be best to arrive early. The sun will be down after the program. 

VISUALS: Rehabilitated Home, Volunteers and Sponsoring organizations, ROTC, Veterans, Flags, Presentation of Resolution from Metro Council

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Todd Dunn with the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council/UAW 862, Teresa Reno-Weber from Metro United Way, Barry Barker Executive Director of TARC and Board Member of the Housing Partnership Inc., Mary Shearer from KY Habitat for Humanity, Heather French Henry from KY Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Edwin King from KY Housing Corporation, and Marlene Aldrich the Lady Veteran receiving the home.

“It is our duty as union members and citizens to serve those who serve us in the armed forces. Homelessness breeds hopelessness. Our veterans deserve more than we can ever give, but today we are working together, unions, community organizations and businesses, to give this veteran, not just a home, but also hope for a better life,” Said Greater Louisville Central Labor Council President Todd Dunn.

The dedication will include speakers from sponsoring organizations now known as “Operation Victory” including the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council, the Housing Partnership Inc., Metro United Way, KY Habitat for Humanity, and the KY Department of Veterans Affairs.

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The following is a list of unions, community groups, which donated and/or volunteered with the rehabilitation of the house for a Homeless Veteran:

Community Organizations


Kentucky Habitat for Humanity

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs

the Housing Partnership Inc.

Metro United Way

Athena’s Sisters

Boy Scout Troop 175

Home Depot Foundation

Kentucky Housing Corporation
Volunteers of America

Owens Corning Roof Development Project



Unions and Union Organizations


Greater Louisville Central Labor Council

UAW local union 862

IUE-CWA local union 83761

Greater Louisville Bldng & Construction Trades Council

Teamsters local union 89

Teamsters local union 783

AFSCME Council 962, KY affiliated local unions

Carpenters Industrial Council 2501

UA, Plumbers & Pipefitters local union 502

Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters

IBEW local union 369

Operating Engineers local union 181

LIUNA, Laborers union local 576

ATU local union 1447

Ironworkers local union 70

Elevator Operators and Constructors local union 20

BAC Bricklayers Local union 4

Carpenters Local union 175

International Association of Machinists Dist. 27

Ironworkers local union 70

Louisville Professional Firefighters local union 345

Sheetmetal Workers local union 110

NALC Letter Carriers Branch 14





Home Depot

Louisville Hi-Tech Floor Covering Inc

Okolona Fence Co.

Action Overhead Door Inc.

Kentucky Housing Corporation

Sarabi Group, LLC

Berger Inc.

Farley Printing

GE Appliances a Haier Company

Golden Corral

Intex Systems Inc.


Jeff Home Improvements Inc.

Kevco Construction LLC.


Louisville Paving & Construction

M & M Interiors

Martin Drywall & Acoustical, Inc.


Masters’ Supply Inc.

MCAKY Mechanical Contractors Association of KY

Mission BBQ

Meunch Electrical Services Inc.

PPG Porter Paints

Quality Interiors Inc.


The Underwriters Group

ABC Supply



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