Brotherhood, camaraderie, unity – these are just a few of the things that make our union special. Since our founding in 1881, carpenters have been making a positive impact in the community - whether helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation, building wheelchair ramps or raising money for a fellow member in need. When the community needs a helping hand, we are proud to answer the call. We aren’t just building structures, we are building our communities and we do it all because carpenters care.
It’s with that spirit in mind we were proud to launch Carpenters Caring in 2020. Carpenters Caring raises money for IKORCC members facing serious financial hardship.
Carpenters Caring Origins
Although we officially launched the non-profit in 2020, Carpenters Caring started a few years ago as a fundraiser for members in need at Local 133 in Terre Haute, Indiana. In the past funds have been raised for a family with mounting medical bills following a tragic car accident and for a member with prostate cancer.
After seeing the positive impact Local 133 had in their members lives, we knew we could take the same idea and help even more members all across Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
In September, we hosted our first fundraiser for Carpenters Caring. Signatory contractors, locals and members from around the council stepped up and raised nearly $40,000 for IKORCC families in need.
Learn more about supporting our cause here.