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IBEW Local 520 is proud of its members who give back to those in need within the communities where they live, especially during the holiday season.
In November, the IBEW Local 520 Electrical Workers Minority Caucus volunteered their time to help distribute food for needy families at the Central Texas Food Bank. The members sorted and weighed produce, and packaged and stacked boxes of food.
“It was very humbling to briefly be part of a team of people who regularly dedicate their
personal time and energy to feed those in need around the country,” said Joseph “Big Joe” Hernandez, IBEW Local 520 Organizer. “It is important to volunteer to remind ourselves how fortunate we are as union electricians. We have an obligation and duty to help elevate those in need.”
The IBEW Minority Caucus is a national sub-group of the IBEW. Founded in 1974, the Minority Caucus works to promote equality within the IBEW, foster minorities into IBEW leaders, organize minority workers, encourage minorities to be community activists and promote involvement in human, civil and women’s rights organizations.
The members of IBEW Local 520 proudly support the communities and neighborhoods where they both live and work through a wide variety of charitable activities. Near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, they delivered bottles of hand sanitizer to area small businesses for use by employees and customers. They have donated sports equipment to elementary schools. Around Christmas, they frequently organize toy drives for Austin families.
Our members often live in the communities they work, which is just one of the reasons why we take pride in giving back.