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District Council 9 Local 1486 Painters Union Gives Back to National Nonprofit

District Council 9 Local 1486 Painters Union Gives Back to National Nonprofit

Tourette Association of America’s Bayside Headquarters Undergoes a Revamp Thanks to Painters Union Volunteers

Bayside, New York – June 7, 2016 – On Saturday, June 4, nine members of District Council 9 (DC 9), Local 1486 volunteered their time to paint the Tourette Association of America’s national headquarters in Bayside. DC 9 Business Agent John Shepard led the effort, while Steve Keller and Joe Doherty of Haren & Keller Painting Corp. (Bay Shore, NY) generously donated paint and other supplies.

“The Tourette Association is grateful to DC 9 for contributing their time and talents to our organization,” said John Miller, Tourette Association President and CEO. “Their generosity, coupled with the donations of Haren & Keller Painting Corp, provides us with additional resources needed to spearhead awareness, research, and support for the Tourette Syndrome community.”

DC 9 members are active within their communities and partake in projects that support local charities and organizations throughout the region. The team of painters included local Queens residents Richard Parlapiano, William Dixson Jr., Andrew Zukas, Nick Delaleu, Rich Slattery, Peter Mernyak, Gabriel Banos, Louis San Juan, and Bilal A. Morris.

“We were pleased to help the Tourette Association of America. Our members take charitable work very seriously,” said John Shepard.

About District Council 9:

District Council 9 is a chapter of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, an organization of painters, decorators, wall covers, drywall finishers, sign painters, metal polishers, bridge & structural steel painters, civil service painters, lead abatement workers, glaziers & architectural metal glassworkers, paint makers, paint makers and allied trades. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is dedicated to securing and improving wages, benefits, and overall working conditions for its members.

About Tourette Association of America:

Founded in 1972, the Tourette Association of America is dedicated to making life better for all individuals affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. The premier nationwide organization serving the Tourette community, the Association works to raise awareness, advance research and provide ongoing support. To this end, the Tourette Association launched a model of comprehensive and coordinated care through our TAA Centers of Excellence program, based in our nation’s most prestigious healthcare systems. We also provide support in local communities across the country through our network of 32 Chapters and more than 80 support groups. For more information on Tourette and Tic Disorders or to join as a member, call 1-888-4-TOURET, visit www.tourette.org, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.