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Medway-Based Operating Engineers Union Donates Over $110,000 In Charitable Contributions

(L to R): Paul House, Executive Director of House in the Woods, Business Manager William McLaughlin, Maine Business Representative Robert Burr, and NH Deputy Adjutant General Warren Perry. Permission to remove masks for the photo op was granted by all participants. Courtesy photo.

Multiple donations to go toward rehabilitation programs for active military and veterans and cutting-edge cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Medway-based International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 (IUOE Local 4) donated over $110,000 to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Veterans, Inc., and Maine-based veterans’ organization, House in the Woods. 
The union recently made a $100,000 contribution from its charitable foundation to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The donation, which was raised during the union’s 4th annual golf outing, will assist the Institute’s pediatric and adult cancer care and research. It recognizes the non-profit’s distinguished leadership in making life-changing breakthroughs in cancer patient care.
“Local 4 is proud to support the work of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,” said Local 4 Business Manager Bill McLaughlin. “Cancer has affected many in our communities, including our membership and our families.”
The union’s membership also raised its highest donation to date – $5,124 – at the December Body Meeting. The Local General Fund has matched these contributions, bringing the total amount to $10,248. This year, IUOE Local 4 decided to split the total contributions to House in the Woods, and Veterans, Inc. The contribution to House in the Woods will go towards the organization’s outdoor programs, which create a therapeutic, recreational, and educational retreat for active military, veterans, and their family members. 
“We believe it is a part of our mission to give back to our neighbors and communities where our members and their families thrive,” said Local 4 Business Manager Bill McLaughlin. “We’re excited to double down on the great work our members have been doing for the better part of a decade and support our communities.” 
The Operating Engineers Charitable Foundation, Inc. follows the Local’s long track record of supporting community and national organizations. The union has historically donated millions of dollars to organizations across Massachusetts and New England. Some of the causes Local 4 supports include food banks, homeless shelters, Veterans groups, ALS, substance abuse, and more. 
To learn more about Operating Engineers Local 4’s various charitable contributions, visit
About Operating Engineers Local 4 
Operating Engineers Local 4 is a building trade union representing more than 5,000 heavy equipment operators, apprentices, mechanics, surveyors, equipment house employees, and wastewater technicians throughout Eastern Massachusetts, Eastern New Hampshire, and the entire state of Maine. We work hard to bring unmatched skills, safety, and dedication to every project.