For the 20th consecutive year, members of IAM Local 31 in Omaha, NE rang bells last week to raise money for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. The community service opportunity showcases IAM Local 31’s commitment to the Omaha area and fulfills the “Service in the Community” pledge as stated on the IAM flag.

Retiree and volunteer coordinator Mark Patach had no problems filling time slots as volunteers enjoy being involved and helping out in the community.

“It always feels good to be able to do something to help people in the community, but with the COVID situation, this year seems extra special,” said volunteer and District 6 Business Representative Doug Day. “This is something Local 31 has been doing for a long time and I’m glad I was able to participate and help out this year.”

“I’m proud of the work Local 31 has done with the Red Kettle Campaign,” said District 6 Directing Business Representative Randy Krewson. “Volunteering for this campaign is something they continually do to have a positive impact in their community.”

“I want to thank these members for their dedication to volunteering for this campaign,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway. “Serving our communities is something we take great pride in here in the Midwest Territory, and I’m proud of Local 31 for their continued commitment to helping others.” 

The Salvation Army relies on money raised in red kettles to serve more than 25 million people nationwide in need each year.

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