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IBEW Local 43 gives back – 15k donated to United Way

Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 43 (IBEW) have tallied up their donations and presented a check in the amount of $15,000 to United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area.

This contribution to United Way’s annual fundraising campaign tops donations from IBEW Local 43 in recent years. President of IBEW Local 43 and United Way board member Patrick Costello identified a greater need seen across the socio-economic spectrum as the motivation behind increased donations.

“We are noticing growth in the number of local working families utilizing services provided by United Way funded programs,” said Patrick Costello. “IBEW decided it was necessary to increase our donation to reflect the growing need within our community.”

United Way and many local unions like IBEW Local 43, have long-standing relationships that have served our community for several decades. IBEW believes in and supports United Way’s focus on health, education, financial stability, and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life.

About IBEW Local 43
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is an organization made up of nearly one million men and women just like you – engaged in every type of employment. Their needs and goals are the same as yours; however, they have personal strength and human dignity that come from belonging to a world-respected labor organization, which helps its members to better their lives. IBEW members stand united in local unions in all 50 of the Unites States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Republic of Panama, Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Islands.

Photo Caption:
Representatives of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 43 (IBEW) commemorate their recent philanthropic support of United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area with a check presentation. Pictured from left: Carli Sterling, United Way Campaign Coordinator; Kristyn Buccerio, United Way Director of Development and Marketing; Jim Engler, Jimmy Engler, Rocco Padula, and Nate Zambri, all employed by Engler Electric; and Pat Costello, President of IBEW Local 43 and United Way Board Member. Pictured front from left: Joe Barry and Brian White, both employed by Engler Electric. IBEW Local 43 members pledged $15,000 to United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area during this year's campaign.