IAM District 837 H.E.L.P.S. Greater St. Marks Church in Ferguson, Missouri

IAM District 837 recently helped a local church in need of a facelift in the St. Louis area.

Nearly 20 volunteers traveled from all over the District for the district’s first “IAM H.E.L.P.S. in the Community” event. The event took place at the Greater St. Mark Family Church in Ferguson, MO.

Union members did a range of work including power washing the church’s exterior, debris removal, weed and plant removal, laying weed barrier, mulching, planting, and painting the exterior handrails.

“The facility is 49 years old,” said IAM District 837 Directing Business Representative Earl Schuessler. “The congregation purchased the building 5-years ago and has struggled to make any improvements. It is well recognized in the community and needs our help. Thank you to all our members and families who came out.”

“Congratulations District 837 on a great event,” said IAM General Vice President Steve Galloway. “Greater St. Mark Church has been a focal point for rallies and raising awareness in Ferguson, as well as other marginalized communities. What a great way to give back to a pillar that does so much in the St. Louis area. IAM H.E.L.P.S. continues to leave an IAM footprint throughout local communities in the Midwest Territory.”

IAM H.E.L.P.S. stands for Honoring, Engaging, Lifting, Providing and Servicing. The Midwest Territory program is in its third year of service. For more on IAM H.E.L.P.S. click here.