Community Service

Here at IBEW Local Union 654 we believe it is very important to give back to the community. For over 70 years we have been very fortunate to have been given the chance to work in such a great environment. We feel that with our success, it is a privilege to give back to the community by cleaning local parks ,streets and by doing maintenance in the local schools and churches. It is our goal to continue giving back to the community through our efforts.


IBEW Local 654 Sets Up Food Drive — Hopes to Raise Essential Items for Local Food Pantries and Help Those in Need

IBEW food drive

IBEW food drive

IBEW food drive

IBEW food drive

Boothwyn, PA — May 29, 2020 — From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Local IBEW Local 654 — the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers located in Upper Chichester Township, PA — has been doing everything they can to support the people in their community. After delivering hot meals — with the help of NECA — to the hospital workers at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Riddle Hospital, IBEW Local 654 will now be hosting a food drive on June 6th from 10am – 1pm. This food drive will be held at their facility located at 3279 Chichester Ave. in Boothwyn, PA, and the items that are dropped off will be donated to local food pantries throughout the community.

“After seeing the generosity of the food drive conducted by Rep. O’Mara, there was no reason Local 654 couldn’t do the same thing using our resources,” commented Tommy Loughead, a member of IBEW Local 654’s Executive Board. “Hopefully we’ll have a big turnout from our community and members.”

Local 654 was happy to do its part and make a positive impact for Rep. O’Mara’s food drive by donating $1,500 to three of the food banks that Rep O’Mara set up. This participation comes as no surprise given that IBEW LU 654 is no stranger to helping its community. In fact, it has been cleaning local parks, streets and doing maintenance in local schools and churches for over 70 years now.

“IBEW LU 654 is founded in community service and all of our members love getting involved and giving back to people in our community,” said Paul Mullen, Local 654’s Business Manager. “We know that food pantries are in need of resources more than ever, and our members aren’t the type to just sit back and not get involved, so we wanted to do our part, which is how this food drive came to fruition.”

People who are interested in getting involved can donate the following items: dry goods, peanut butter, canned meats and tuna, stews, soups, cereal, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, detergent, toothpaste, deodorant and bars of soap. Plus, in order to make donors feel safe and comfortable during the coronavirus quarantine, IBEW 654 members will be setting up a drive through area in their parking lot. Contactless food drive donors can drive into this area and IBEW 654 members will retrieve the food items from the trunk.

For more information about IBEW Local 654’s food drive, call 610-494-2820.

About IBEW Local 654:
Local 654 has served southern Delaware and Chester Counties since February 23, 1939. Local 654 members are true professionals in the electrical field. The local consists of just under 700 members. We are located at 3729 Chichester Avenue in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania. Our 22,000 square-foot building houses a state of the art training facility for journeyman, journeywoman, and apprentices. With our endless knowledge and our dedication to excellence, we provide our contractors with only the best.


IBEW Local 654 Will Donate Hot Lunches to Hospital Workers for the Third Time This Month

IBEW Local 654 Donates Hot Lunches to Hospital Workers

IBEW Local 654 Donates Hot Lunches to Hospital Workers

IBEW Local 654 Donates Hot Lunches to Hospital Workers

IBEW Local 654 — the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers located in Upper Chichester Township, PA — will be teaming up with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and Lia’s Catering for a third time to help support hospital workers. For this third donation, IBEW will be serving 600 hot lunches to the workers at Chester County Hospital on Thursday, April 23rd.

These hot lunch donations are IBEW Local 654’s way of showing how much it appreciates all of the work that hospital workers are doing right now in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to this donation to Chester County Hospital, IBEW Local 654 also brought 500 lunches to hospital workers at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and 150 lunches to hospital workers at Riddle Hospital.

“Our community continues to care for us. That’s why on Thursday, April 23, the members of the local electricians’ union IBEW 654 — which has done a lot of work at Chester County Hospital over the years — will be providing meals for staff at the hospital,” said Paul Mullen, Local 654’s Business Manager.

Chester County Hospital, located in West Chester, PA and part of Penn Medicine, is a 248-bed inpatient complex. This hospital, which is dedicated to the health and well-being of the people in Chester County and its surrounding areas, also offers outpatient services to satellite locations in nearby Exton, West Goshen, New Garden, Jennersville and Kennett Square.

“All of us are so grateful for the tremendous support we have been receiving from our local industries and businesses including IBEW Local 654,” said Michael J. Duncan, President and CEO, Chester County Hospital. “The donations that we have been given have gone a long way in supporting not only our front line staff but employees throughout the hospital who have been impacted by COVID.”

Due to the challenges that electrical workers are facing, the NECA was excited to team up with Local 654, stating: “The local NECA member businesses are proud to support IBEW Local 654’s decision to give back to the community,” said Ed Collison, the Chairman of NECA’s Chester Division. “Many of our project sites have been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many Local 654 members are temporarily unemployed. Paul [Mullen] and the leadership team at Local 654 are able to see beyond our temporary setback, to the greater need within the community. It’s a small example of IBEW Local 654’s dedication to the community where their members live and work.”

Although IBEW Local 654’s main goal is to offer apprenticeships and training programs to help electrical contractors strengthen their knowledge and talent, Local 654 also strongly believes that it is very important to give back to the community, and it has been doing so for over 70 years. Whether it is through cleaning local parks and streets, doing maintenance in local schools and churches or providing hot lunches to hospital workers in times of crisis, Local 654 members — of which there are just under 700 — feel that it is a privilege to help the community in whatever way they can.

About IBEW Local 654:
Local 654 has served southern Delaware and Chester Counties since February 23, 1939. Local 654 members are true professionals in the electrical field. The local consists of just under 700 members. We are located at 3729 Chichester Avenue in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania. Our 22,000 square-foot building houses a state of the art training facility for journeyman, journeywoman, and apprentices. With our endless knowledge and our dedication to excellence, we provide our contractors with only the best.


IBEW Local 654 Gives Back to the Community Again — Provides Hot Lunches to Hospital Workers at Riddle Hospital

Riddle Hospital Essential WorkersRiddle Hospital Essential Workers

IBEW Local 654 teamed up with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and Lia’s Catering to once again show their gratitude by providing 150 hot lunches to hospital workers. This time, the workers at Riddle Hospital, part of Main Line Health, were the lucky recipients.

This is the second hospital that IBEW has served this month in response to all of the hard work that hospital workers are putting in to help keep communities safe during the coronavirus pandemic. IBEW, NECA and Lia’s Catering delivered these 150 lunches to Riddle Hospital on Thursday, April 16th and Friday, April 17th — 100 for those working the day shift, 50 for those working the night shift.

Riddle Hospital, which is located in Media, PA, offers a full range of health care services. With a dedicated team of healthcare professionals and advanced technology, Riddle Hospital has been recognized for their exceptional quality the last five years by the Joint Commission. It was also named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Hospitals for the Philadelphia metro area for excellence in three types of care.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IBEW Local 654 knows that hospital workers are working long, difficult hours right now, and they are knowingly — and willingly — putting themselves in harm’s way to help others overcome the coronavirus. Because of this, Local 654 members — who are known for giving back to the community — wanted to say thank you to Riddle Hospital’s workers. In order to make a substantial impact in these workers’ day, they decided to team up with other local organizations — NECA and Lia’s Catering — so they could provide 150 hot lunches to the workers at Riddle Hospital.

“Health care workers are some of the most important members of our community and this crisis has highlighted that even more,” commented Paul Mullen, Local 654’s Business Manager. “They are the ones who are running full speed into areas that are highly contagious and helping everyone in need of care. They need to be taken care of so that they can continue to do their jobs.” Mullen went on to state that, “IBEW 654 members are continuing to do some essential work inside the hospital and are seeing firsthand the tireless dedication and sacrifices of the health care staff at Riddle. We are proud that we were able to provide lunches to the vital staff at Riddle that are taking care of sick patients and are working to keep the rest of our community safe.”

Due to the challenges that electrical workers are facing, the NECA was excited to team up with Local 654, stating: “The local NECA member businesses are proud to support IBEW Local 654’s decision to give back to the community,” said Ed Collison, the Chairman of NECA’s Chester Division. “Many of our project sites have been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many Local 654 members are temporarily unemployed. Paul [Mullen] and the leadership team at Local 654 are able to see beyond our temporary setback, to the greater need within the community. It’s a small example of IBEW Local 654’s dedication to the community where their members live and work.”

“We are so thankful to have community partners like IBEW Local 654,” said Dan Green, executive director, Riddle HealthCare Foundation. “Our team on the front line is working hard day and night to ensure the safety of all in our community, and generous meal donations like this one help fuel our staff and keep their morale high.”

Although IBEW Local 654’s main goal is to offer apprenticeships and training programs to help electrical contractors strengthen their knowledge and talent, Local 654 also strongly believes that it is very important to give back to the community, and it has been doing so for over 70 years. Whether it is through cleaning local parks and streets, doing maintenance in local schools and churches or providing hot lunches to hospital workers in times of crisis, Local 654 members — of which there are just under 700 — feel that it is a privilege to help the community in whatever way they can.


IBEW community service

I would like to give a special Thank You to our local brothers that lended a hand in helping our neighbor with some yard work and installing some security lighting. Dave Havrilak, Rob Young, Andre Scott, Jake Gallagher, Chris Bryan, Ryan Owen, Reed Dormond, George Horn, Bill McDonald, Jay Metzger III, Bill Martin, Ryan Crowley, Gerald Smith, Scott Huddle, Jim Thompson, Jr, Matt Thompson, Jim Russell and Kevin Hassett (who organized the effort).  Thanks again.