Indy Union Carpenters Volunteer for Indianapolis Community Project

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - Members of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) volunteered their time and skills to Rebuilding Together Indianapolis, a local chapter of a nationwide initiative that provides home rehabilitation to homeowners in need.

The Indy-based project chose 21 homes in the Crooked Creek neighborhood where they provided critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Before beginning the repairs, each home that received upgrades received an initial evaluation for improvements and was assigned a team captain to coordinate the materials and labor and schedule the work.

Gary Trout, IKORCC Business Representative, was the assigned team captain for the IKORCC. IKORCC volunteers worked on subfloor repairs, flooring finishes, drywall repairs, grab bars, gutter repairs, gutter board and soffit replacements, door and hardware replacements or repairs, weather stripping and insulation.

"Rebuilding Together Indianapolis is a fantastic initiative, and we are so appreciative of the opportunity to utilize our talents and expertise to support and strengthen our local communities,” said Trout. “The IKORCC as a whole is very proud to be a part of the Rebuilding Together Indianapolis efforts.”

The majority of the volunteer work was completed during April, with a few remaining projects being wrapped up shortly after.

The Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters represents more than 32,000 professional tradespeople in 43 locals in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and parts of West Virginia and Tennessee. A proud affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, which has a century-plus tradition of representing the best of the building trades, the council works in partnership with more than 30,000 contractors, helping them find the best possible talent for their projects. The hallmark of the regional council is three-fold: training, professionalism and partnerships for economic development.