Toledo Construction Trades Volunteer to Open Toledo City Pools

Thanks to the contributions of several Toledo area building and construction trades, the residents of Toledo will be able to beat the heat this summer at six different city pools.

The City of Toledo did not include funding of the city pools in this year’s budget, instead relying on donations from the community to open and operate the pools and splash pad. The Northwest Ohio Building Trades donated $90,000 to help open the Willys, Roosevelt, Navarre, Pickford, Wilson and Jamie Farr pools.

Members of Laborers Local 500UA Local 50, and Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 886 volunteered their services and helped obtain needed equipment and materials to get the pools open come June 27.

For the second year in a row, all three unions came together to make an impact on the Toledo community. Last year, the Toledo pools faced a fund shortage and need major work to be opened. Members of the three unions donated time and materials in order to get the Jamie Farr pool and Wilson pool ready for use.

In addition to the Building Trades, donations came from ProMedica, which contributed $150,000; The Andersons, $75,000; Fifth Third Bank, $10,000; and Spartan Logistics, $5,000, Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson reported during a news conference at Willys Pool on May 13.

Toledo’s building and construction trades are dedicated to our community and proud to be able to bring some relief to our neighbors during the dog days of summer.

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