Last Saturday, a group of carpenters volunteered to work on the roof of a home union carpenters are building for Cpl Paul Skarinka, a wounded Army veteran, as part of a team with Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors and Commodore Builders. We decided to thank one of them with a pair of tickets to tonight's New England Patriots preseason opener.
Mark Berube was randomly selected as the winner. Brother Berube is a member of Carpenters Local 330 currentely working for Century Drywall at the Hub on Causeway, in front of the TD Garden. He's also in his third year at Wentworth, where he's persuing a degree through a program set up by the school and the union.
When asked what motivated him to volunteer last week, Berube said: "I just want to help and I think any volunteer projects/programs that our union does are great and if I can be a part of any of those, I will give my time. I am very grateful for the union. It has helped me and my family in many ways and I just love what we stand for and the things we try to accomplish."
Mark stopped by the Carpenters Center to pick up the tickets from Communications Director Bert Durand. Thanks to Mark for giving up overtime work last Saturday and for being a great representative of our union. Enjoy the game, Brother!