PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s constructing and trades unions are launching a serious hurricane aid drive this Labor Day weekend.
John Dougherty, enterprise supervisor of the constructing trades group, says Philadelphia locals need to fill tractor trailer rigs with aid provides akin to bottled water, blankets and bedding, diapers and child components, and non-perishable meals to take to Texas and Louisiana.
“We have now lots of people within the Philadelphia constructing trades. You understand we obtained a number of legs and arms and we thank God and we’re going to attempt to assist in any approach we will,” Dougherty stated.
He says the group will park and employees a tractor trailer alongside Columbus Boulevard throughout Monday’s Labor Day parade and can acquire the gadgets from union members collaborating within the parade in addition to the general public.
“We’ve reached out to a few of our union pals, they’re clearly the primary folks that we talked to. We’re going to work with the American Pink Cross to see how we will coordinate to get to the right space the place it’s wanted probably the most,” stated Dougherty.
Dougherty says it’s not only a one-time occasion, however an ongoing assortment through the subsequent few weeks to attempt to meet a number of the wants of hundreds of people that have misplaced almost every thing due to the epic flooding introduced by Tropical Storm Harvey.