The Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association announced today that it has donated $20,000 to Father Bill’s MainSpring in Brockton, Community Servings in Jamaica Plain, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless in Boston and the West End House in Allston. The Greater Boston PCA, represents Boston area Plumbing and Gasfitting Contractors which are signatory to the Local Union 12. A force for good in the Plumbing Industry, the Greater Boston PCA also seeks to give back to the communities in which its Contractors work.
The donations will help support the efforts of four local organizations that seek to provide services for our region’s most vulnerable populations. Father Bill’s MainSpring has been a leading innovator of ending homelessness in Southern Massachusetts for the last three decades. Their mission is to end and prevent homelessness with programs that provide emergency and permanent housing and help people obtain skills, jobs, housing, and services.
Founded in 1906 by a group of immigrant boys from the densely populated West End neighborhood of Boston, the West End House has served the youth of the city ever since. Services offered by the West End House include a full-body fitness program, nutrition education, arts mastery, and career readiness. The West End House also prepares young people for high school graduation and college completion.
Community Servings, located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, was founded in 1990 to provide home-delivered meals to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Dorchester and Roxbury. Since then, Community Servings has evolved to a regional program serving nutritionally tailored meals and providing nutrition education to thousands of people per year across Massachusetts.
The mission of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) is to ensure unconditionally equitable and dignified access to the highest quality health care for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community. The tireless work done by BHCHP is needed now more than ever in the most vulnerable neighborhoods in Boston.
“Especially at this time of year, around the holidays” Commented Greater Boston PCA President John Marani. He continued to say, “When the struggles of those less fortunate are amplified, our members thought it appropriate to give to organizations that help those people who are in need.”