IUPAT DC 6 Apprentices Renovate Edna House
Apprentices from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6 performed much-needed volunteer work at the Edna House for Women last month.
The Edna House gives women an opportunity to recover from alcohol and drug addiction by providing a safe, sober place to live, while they learn various life and job skills, combined with support to maintain a 12-step based sobriety throughout their lifetime.
The apprentices working on the project repaired drywall issues and painted the building’s living quarters. Overall, the project took 17 total days, with drywall apprentices onsite for 13 days and painter apprentices onsite for four days.
Not only did the project provide apprentices with additional time to learn and improve their skills, but also another opportunity to give back to the community. The project was somewhat similar to work performed by District Council 6 members during the union’s annual IUPAT Community Day of Action.