6th Annual AGC MA Service Day to Benefit
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children
Boston, Mass.— On Friday, May 19th for the third year in a row, more than 100 volunteers and 50 companies representing the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC of MA) return to St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children to repair and enhance the Dorchester campus.
The day-long project, which kicks off at 7 a.m., brings more than $250,000 of pro bono capital improvements to the aging facility, located at the former St. Margaret’s Hospital. St. Mary’s Center has been a beneficiary of the service day in 2015 and 2016, which has transformed the campus via $750,000 in professional expertise, materials and equipment, enabling more resources to be directed to the agency’s eight programs. Seven programs are located in Uphams Corner the main site of the service project and Crossroads Family Center in East Boston will also benefit from the project. More than 600 women and children receive shelter, education, and employment training at St. Mary’s Center each year.
“The AGC’s multi-year commitment to St. Mary’s Center has significantly improved the sustainability and growth of the agency, allowing us to provide more housing for homeless families, mentor and educate more women and girls, and offer occupational therapy to children as they heal and recover from trauma and abuse,” said St. Mary’s Center President and CEO, Deirdre Houtmeyers. The AGC’s renovations to our campus have made an instant impact on the delivery of our programs and services that will last for years to come.”
In 2016, to recognize the extraordinary dedication of the AGC MA and their service to the community, St. Mary’s Center honored the organization at its annual Diamonds of Dorchester event bringing together the lead volunteers and companies to receive the John M. Corcoran Award for Excellence. The award is named for the founder of St. Mary’s Center, and fittingly a philanthropist with expertise in building management.
Current projects include overall flooring, heating/cooling repairs, painting, plumbing, window replacement in order to maintain a dignified and safe place for families who live, learn, and work at St. Mary’s Center. There also will be a second renovation to GRLZradio, the teen mentoring program, due to growing community demand for the academic and youth development program that is also a 24/7/365 web-based radio station.
Fifty organizations and 100 volunteers will take part in the day of service. Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, Commissioner of Inspectional Services Department William Christopher, Jr. and City Councilor Frank Baker will be in attendance.
Companies Taking Leadership Roles:
AGC MA, Bond, Central Ceilings, Inc., Columbia, Commodore Builders, Elaine Construction, Gilbane Building Co., Sea-Dar Construction, Skanska, Suffolk, and Turner Construction.
Complete List of Participating Companies:
|Allegheny Contract Flooring|
|Berkeley Building Company|
|Charles Services & Equipment|
|City Councilor Frank Baker|
|City of Boston ISD|
|Columbia Construction Company|
|Cox Engineering Company|
|Dimeo Construction Company|
|First Nick Painting|
|Gilbane Building Company|
|H. Carr and Sons, Inc.|
|J & M Brown Company, Inc.|
|Landscaping by Greenscape|
|Marc Truant & Assoc.|
|McAdam Painting Co.|
|ML McDonald Sales Company|
|New England Building Supply|
|North Bennett Street School|
|PAL Painting and Construction Services, LLC|
|Pavilion Floors Inc.|
|Siena Construction Corporation|
|Skanska USA Building|
|Skanska USA Civil|
|Sterling Construction, Inc
|Thom. S Carlson Corp|
|Turner Construction Company|
|Wentworth Institute of Technology|