Union 4 Life, a charity organized and run by IBEW 252 and NECA apprentices, recently presented a check for $20,000 to officials from the University of Michigan’s Rogel Cancer Center.
The donation was the result of a fundraising drive that involved several area unions. Called “Union 4 Life,” the annual effort is spearheaded by apprentices and raises funds for cancer research through sponsorships and events hosted throughout the year.
Union 4 Life was founded in 2012 by IBEW 252 and NECA apprentices and has raised $90,000 for cancer research at UM. The group has hit its goal of $20,000 for each of the past three years.
“Union electricians and contractors do a lot of charitable work in their communities, but this one is different because it’s led by apprentices,” said Mike Crawford, executive director, Michigan Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association, in a statement.