FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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:
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
Louisville Hi-Tech Floor Covering Inc
Okolona Fence Co.
Action Overhead Door Inc.
Kentucky Housing Corporation
Sarabi Group, LLC
GE Appliances a Haier Company
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
Meunch Electrical Services Inc.
PPG Porter Paints
Quality Interiors Inc.
The Underwriters Group