From October-December 2017, a group of apprentices from District Council 58 devoted their time and energy to renovating the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Resource Center in East Saint Louis, Missouri. DC 58 heard that this organization needed volunteers to help with renovations and immediately answered the call. This job was also great opportunity for DC 58’s apprentices to hone their skills in a real working environment. Work on the building consisted of wallpaper hanging, taping, priming, painting and finishing new walls in various areas of the facility. Within six weeks, DC 58’s apprentices completed the job. Other unions contributing to the project were the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the UA.
St. Vincent de Paul services the needs of the less fortunate citizens of East Saint Louis community and its surrounding areas. Their mission is to address the injustices of poverty by offering programs and services that seek to change and empower the lives of the poor.