L-5 donates hand tools to soldiers

NEW YORK LOCAL 5 members enjoy a “topping off” ceremony to celebrate placement of the highest beam at the Yaphank Long Island work site, where they raised funds to purchase hand tools for the 1st Battalion, “Fighting 69th” Infantry (Mechanized). The 1/69th is a New York Army National Guard unit. The soldiers were redeployed to Afghanistan, and had asked for tools to make repairs. The Local 5 purchase included wrench sets, air tool kits, hoses, drills, saws, and flashlights.