The holidays are almost upon us and I know that everyone is working hard to finish out the year. This holiday season is a great time to spend with family and friends and to celebrate how lucky we all are. It is also a time to give back. I am proud to say that 32 of our members are heading to Puerto Rico to assist the millions of people who are still without power. Months after the storms, large parts of the island are still without power. Local 97 is happy to help restore the power and I would like to thank these members for putting their lives on hold and leaving their families to take up this important task. Below, we have also highlighted some of the great work that our members are doing giving back to the community right here in New York. Thank you for your dedication to giving back and making our communities just a little bit better. I hope everyone has a great holiday and please make sure to pay attention and work safely this holiday season.