Waterbury Building Trades Donates $1,000 to Center for Human Development

WATERBURY – The Waterbury Building Trades Council unanimously voted to cancel their annual Christmas luncheon and instead donate their $1,000 budget for the event to the Center for Human Development Hospitality Center in Waterbury.

The CHD Hospitality Center provides an array of services to help the city’s homeless, which includes a respite from cold weather, laundry, and showers. The Center also offers a number of in-kind services from local providers such as medical, legal, housing, employment, mental health, substance abuse, clothing, counseling, training, and more.

“This is an important service for Waterbury’s homeless population because it allows those without homes to have a place to go when they can’t be in a shelter,” said Nate Brown, President of the Waterbury Building Trades Council. “The Hospitality Center also provides those in need a chance at secure housing, job training, and more.”

The Waterbury Building Trades Council is made up of 16 local building trades unions in the greater Waterbury area and has approximately 3,500 members.

“Our Council decided that instead of hosting our annual Christmas luncheon, why not do something to help those in need in Waterbury,” said Brown. “Despite having relatively low unemployment, we know that there are still lots of people who are struggling. We hope that this donation can be at least a small part of making a difference in the lives of those who need it most.”

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