20 Volunteers Perform Electrical Work in D.C.’s Lincoln Heights Housing Development

Group of Volunteers

On Saturday, August 19th approximately twenty volunteers–members of Electricians’ Local 26, who are also members of the Local 26 Minority Coalition and employees of the District of Columbia Housing Authority—gathered in the Lincoln Heights Housing Development, for the seventh joint community services project between Local Union 26 IBEW (LU26IBEW) and the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA).

Four hours later, the volunteers had installed new switches, receptacles (including GFIs) and light fixtures in approximately eight vacant units. This type of collaboration benefits all parties involved – the DCHA with pro bono labor, LU26 in giving back to the community and last but certainly not least the residents have a safer place to live. Robert Smith a life-long Washington, D.C. resident of and member of Local 26 coordinates these projects.

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