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Local 1503 Member’s Daughter Winner of Memorial DC 37 Scholarship
(Posted July 30, 2020)
Please join us in congratulating fellow member Special Officer José Muchaypiña-Vargas and his daughter Rina Felisha Hisajima who is the recipient of the Memorial DC 37 2020 Scholarship award taking advantage of the activities and offers provided to all our membership. (Read More…)
How One Local 1503 Member Is Taking Urgent Action During the Pandemic
(Posted April 27, 2020)
So, this all started when I came across a Facebook group of local crafters who are making masks for hospitals in the Pocono Mountains and the Lehigh valley. Monroe County, where I live in PA, is one of the harder hit areas in the state. (We are really an extended suburb of Manhattan in many ways).
I do not sew often but I know the basics and I had all the right materials sitting here in the closet- things that belonged to my mom that I had no plan to use but couldn’t throw away. The ladies in the Facebook group were having a hard time finding cotton fabric and other supplies. So, it was not so much a decision to help as it was a call to urgent action. It’s like if there was an old-fashioned war going on and I was just sitting here on a pile of chain mail and shields. I thought…”I can’t NOT do this” (Read More…)