Thirty women of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are coming to Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center for the last weekend in August to volunteer their expert skills to upgrade some of the center’s electrical and HVAC systems. Angel Savoy and her mother Opal Murray, a leader of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, are hoping to demonstrate to girls from the local high schools, community colleges, and churches that the construction trades can offer a well-paying and rewarding career. Including benefits, union electricians can make up to $65 per hour.
When Angel and Opal attended the Women’s Retreat at Murray Grove last November, they were impressed with the program and by the loving spirit of the place. However, with their trained eyes, they saw that Murray Grove could use some expert upgrading of the electrical and air conditioning systems. They then conceived of this volunteer effort and spoke to Louise Illé, Murray Grove’s Executive Director, who is thrilled with the plan.
To properly support this spectacular volunteer effort, we need to raise approximately $7,000 that isn’t in our very tight budget. For these wonderful women to complete their volunteer work, YOU can donate funds to purchase materials, supplies, and food to support their effort.