HAMILTON- The “Serve City” homeless shelter in Hamilton wasn’t merely giving assistance Saturday to poor families. On this weekend, and other recent days, members of the local electric union, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 648 were volunteering their help to Serve City itself by installing energy-efficient LED lights.
About 90 light-emitting-diode fixtures were installed in the shelter at 622 East Ave., which is operated through the efforts of several area churches.
Jim Pate and Dick Von Stein were among two IBEW volunteers who were installing fluorescent tubes in the center’s conference room and elsewhere. As with other improvements they and others have been helping with through the city of Hamilton’s sponsorship of the Columbus-based Efficiency Smart program, these lights are brighter, and much easier on electric bills.Continue Reading