Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This is what we union thuggs do for the holidays

Bass Tournament delegates present the check.
Teamsters Joint Council 13 in St. Louis raises the largest contribution ever received by a hospital for children's gifts.

A few weeks ago, the joint council raised more than $12,000 at their 1st. Annual Dan McKay Memorial Bass Tournament.

Joint Council 13 president Marvin Kropp presented the donation to Jill and Lauren, representatives of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Snowflake Village.
Marvin Kropp presents the check.
Every year Snowflake Village provides gifts for children in the hospital at Christmas time as well as any siblings.   The hospital representatives told the Teamsters it was the largest contribution that they had ever received, and they were overwhelmed by the generosity.

Here's how the Teamsters got involved:
Last Christmas, retired Teamster and Missouri State Rep. Bob Burns reached out to Marvin Kropp about Teamster’s support for Snowflake Village.  Brother Burns told them about the wonderful work Snowflake Village does for families of sick children spending Christmas in the hospital. Brother Kropp and Mike Goebel, vice-president of Joint Council 13, decided to help.   
On Christmas Eve, they brought a donation to Children’s Hospital and helped wrap gifts for the children.   
“It was a very moving experience to see the joy of the children when they received their gifts.  So when picking a charity for the bass tournament, Snowflake Village was our first choice,” said Brother Kropp.
Joint Council 13 President Marvin Kropp, Local 600 Secretary-Treasurer Scott Gilchris, Local 600 member Dan McKay and Local 600 President Larry Tinker. 
Teamsters Joint Council 13 committed to partnering with Snowflake Village in future charity bass tournaments and looks forward to it.

Teamsters Joint Council 13 would like to thank everyone who made a contribution to this great cause and to all the hard work that everyone put into this event to make it such a huge success!

And remember, THUGGs stands for 'Those Helpful Union Guys and Gals'!