GBCA wishes Michael Hand, Assistant Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, a happy retirement! It has been a pleasure and honor to work with Mr. Hand over the years.

In photo above: Michael Hand, crouching in center, takes a photo with Cianni Thornton and her grandmother, Charlotte Thornton, after the Carpenters donated and installed a new wheelchair lift at Thornton’s home in 2019.

From the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters:

The City he loves did not only benefit from his skilled labor and representation of local workers. Philadelphia was fortunate to have benefited from many of the great community service projects that Michael has led, including volunteering for the Center of Support for Children’s Advocates, the American Heart Association, and working with his fellow union brothers and sisters to construct dog houses for families in need through the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Michael was also instrumental in the founding of the Carpenters Who Care initiative which helps carpenters struggling with addiction.