About 20 members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 24 volunteered their free time to participate in a neighborhood clean-up project that was part of the Columbus Volunteer Challenge. Working with Keep Columbus Beautiful on Sept. 6, the members of Local 24 picked up more than 20 bags of litter from an area of Parsons Avenue.

The Columbus Volunteer Challenge is an annual city-wide volunteer event hosted by United Way of Central Ohio, HandsOn Central Ohio, and the City of Columbus. This was the first year that members of Local 24 participated.

Besides the clean-up work, Local 24 also made a financial donation with the Central Ohio Labor Council and several other local unions.

Participating in the Keep Columbus Beautiful project was just the latest volunteer effort involving members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 24 this year.

On Aug. 26, Local 24 members delivered school supplies to 350 students at Champion Middle School and Trevitt Elementary School.

Just before that on Aug. 24, Local 24 hosted their 2nd annual Car Show, raising about $3,500 for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

And back on April 23, more than a dozen members of Local 24 again volunteered to pick up litter as part of an Earth Day observance in Columbus. Working for nearly three hours, the members cleared garbage and debris from Wolfe Park on the city’s east side, hauling away more than 15 bags of refuse.