ABC Pelican to serve thousands of meals to frontline capitol region healthcare workers and nonprofits
BATON ROUGE, LA – The Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors has announced it will host Workforce Feeding Frontlines, a community outreach event for the Merit Shop construction workforce and other ABC Pelican Members to show their appreciation to local frontline healthcare workers and nonprofits by preparing and delivering them meals. Workforce Feeding Frontlines will take place this Thursday, May 28 in the open lot next to the Baton Rouge General’s Bluebonnet Campus.
“Since the pandemic hit our state, ABC Pelican and its members have actively sought ways to serve the healthcare community however we could,” David Helveston, President and CEO of ABC Pelican. “From PPE donations to serving meals to volunteering, our members have stepped up and met the need. We look forward to bringing many of our members together in a safe, socially distanced environment to show these frontline healthcare heroes how grateful we are for their dedication and service.”
“ABC Pelican Members enjoy giving back to the communities that we build, and one way we do this well is by cooking,” said Carlos Guidry of Turner Industries, who serves as the 2020 Chair of the ABC Pelican Board. “As the voice of the Merit Shop Construction Industry across Louisiana, we say, ‘thank you’ to the men and women who are ensuring we win the fight against COVID-19.”
What: Workforce Feeding Frontlines, a community service outreach event where ABC Pelican Member companies will cook, prepare and transport meals to frontline healthcare workers and nonprofits in the Baton Rouge area.
Who: Participants from ABC Pelican Member companies, including 24HR Safety, ACE Enterprises, Arkel Constructors, Arthur J. Gallagher, Baker Gulf Coast Industrial, Beard Construction, Bengal Crane and Rigging, Better Pumps and Solutions, Brown & Root Industrial Services, Cajun Industries, The Cook Hotel at LSU, Eastern Services, Eustis Engineering Services, EXCEL Group, Five-S Group, Great River Industries, ISC Constructors, LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors, Merit Electrical, MMR Group, On-Site Medical Solutions, Patriot Construction, Performance Contractors, Prime Occupational Medicine, Primoris Services Corporation, Safety and Environmental Management Systems, Southern Earth Sciences, Tiger Industrial Rental, Turner Industries, Westgate, Wood Group, and Workbox; healthcare workers and custodial staff on the campuses of Baton Rouge General, Ochsner Health, Our Lady of the Lake and Woman’s Hospital; local nonprofits like Three O’Clock Project.
When: Thursday, May 28, 2020 (recommended media arrival time is 8:30a)
Where: The open lot of the Baton Rouge General Campus at the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue.
*Media registration: Contact Erika Walter at firstname.lastname@example.org*
Celebrating its 40th year, the Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) represents the merit shop construction industry in 52 of the 64 parishes in Louisiana. It is a diverse, non-profit, trade association of contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and industry professionals who have joined together to advance the construction industry by promoting and protecting the Merit Shop Philosophy and the principles of the free enterprise system.
Pelican Chapter, ABC is a non-profit organization based in Baton Rouge, LA. For information on Pelican Chapter communications and media contact Erika Walter, 225-448-3348.