NECA-IBEW Electricians donated money to Brightside Project in Salem to help meet the most urgent community needs in East Palestine.
Checks from the Youngstown and Warren LMCCs were delivered to executive director and founder Scott Lewis and his daughter and co-director Lisa Wallace. Brightside Project is a non-profit whose primary mission is to help children affected by hunger, poverty, neglect, and complex emotional and mental health issues.
The organization has also set up a crisis relief effort for East Palestine residents following the toxic train derailment in February.
Boots on the ground help in the community
IBEW electricians, along with members of the Western Reserve Building Trades, visited the community on Saturday, March 4 to volunteer unloading trucks and handing out supplies for six hours to people in need.
Scott Satterlee, business manager for IBEW Local 64, and Todd Ambrose, business manager for IBEW Local 573 in Warren, were witness to all the action. Satterley said the event went smooth, and everyone was happy to help.
“We are always grateful to give back to our local communities – especially after something so devastating like in East Palestine,” Satterlee said.
He says families are still asking for things like laundry detergent, dish soap, personal care items, cleaning supplies, new bedding, water filters, air purifiers and non-perishable food items.