Local Union 24 making a BIG difference

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

    Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 25 presented Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley a check for $3,000 in a ceremony held at the Union's home office in Rock Island on Thursday.

    "We raised this money from our annual golf tournament held on Sept. 17," stated Local 25 Business Manager Tom McCune. "Over one hundred Local 25 members spent a great day playing golf and participating in other activities, all in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters."

    The Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25 members are more than familiar with the Big Brother Big Sister program from assisting them with projects like the renovation of their current facility and participating in their mentoring program.

    "Organized labor members are a great resource for the kids in our program," stated Jay Justin Executive Director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley. "Through their mentorship, kids can see the possibilities in their lives and hopefully a spark will start that will help them achieve success."

    The proceeds from the golf tournament will be used at Denkmann Elementary in Rock Island and at Adams Elementary in Davenport for a school-based mentoring program. In this mentoring program, kids meet their "Bigs" at school, either in the classroom or on the playground, making a positive impact on the "Littles" socialization and academic performance.

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 25

    For more than 111 years Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 25 has guaranteed the professionalism of its journeymen, and the value of their work through a training program that is thoroughly unique in the plumbing and pipefitting industries. Whether you are looking for a contractor you can depend on, a union you can trust to protect your rights, or a career in a growing and lucrative industry, you can turn to Local 25. Visit www.lu25.org for more details.

Big Brothers Big Sister

    For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"). Learn how you can positively impact a child's life by donating or volunteering at BigBrothersBigSisters.org