Plumbing & Electricals
Plumbing & Electricals
The Electrical Industries Charity recently launched a new program that aims to help those in need within the industry. This program is known as “Practical Participation Program” and is aimed at developing the super network within the industry. This program provides a way for companies that are related to the electrical industry to volunteer their skills, equipment, resources and time to help those in needs within the industry.
The program was developed with the motto of helping anyone in the industry who is not able to meet their daily needs and requirements. It is a great way for experts in the industry to work alongside amateurs and volunteers and pool in their efforts to help people who are struggling. The program intends to contribute to solutions and provides services to those who otherwise cannot afford to employ these professionals.
Once you sign up for the program, the charity will approach you as and when needed. They then ask for your help in providing a feasible solution to those who are in need. As a partner, you can make an impactful contribution to help in improving the lifestyle of retired colleagues, out of work employees and their families, upcoming apprentices and so on. Since the main aim of the program is to help others and not for profit, it is a great way to boost the reputation of your business among your local community.
Some of the clients who benefit from the charity’s initiative have problems like insufficient heating, failed thermostats and other appliance fittings. Your assistance can go a long way in improving the lives of these people. So, don’t let people in your industry suffer and sign up for this philanthropic program and help to make a difference in the lives of others. This program is a great way for businesses to work alongside with reputed charities instead of venturing out all on their own.
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The recent major water crisis at Flint in the state of Michigan had affected the indoor plumbing of its residents. It all began when Flint changed its water source to the Flint River; the drinking water pouring into the homes of the residents had high levels of lead contamination. The water from Flint River was corrosive in nature and prompted the lead from old pipes to leak into the water supply. The pipelines in Flint were installed in the early 1900s. The cast iron water mains had service lines leading to the resident’s homes. These service lines were made of lead at that time, due to its low cost as well as its high malleability.
This presented the public with a serious range of health problems when the water source was changed to the Flint River. The Flint River did not have corrosion inhibitors applied to it, leading to lead contamination. The blood lead levels in the children of Flint had risen to 5% by 2015 due to the leaking of lead into the drinking water.
In midst of this, the Governor issued a public apology as well as a promise to fix the problem immediately.
The Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) members took matters into their own hands and started installing recently donated plumbing items and faucets in the citizens’ homes. The PMI members also installed the Brita water filters donated by the state government in houses and buildings in Flint. The 300 PMI members who participated in this humanity drive belong to the local union from all across the country, even from Canada.
The residents were overwhelmed with the goodwill gesture of the American public. The donated plumbing supplies came from all over the country and the services of the PMI members worked as a salve against the water troubles the residents have been enduring through.