What's New at IBEW 697
IBEW Local 697 is a “Medal of Honor” sponsor for the 2021 Walk for the Disabled American Veterans. Brother Mike Longoria and the 697 Veterans Committee will be participating in the walk and extending the invite to all 697 Members that would like to attend. The Walk for DAV will be Saturday, June 5th at 10:00am at Wicker Park in Highland, Indiana. It you would like to participate, please email the 697 Veterans Committee Chairman – Mike Longoria email@example.com
All Hoosiers age 16 and above are now eligible to get COVID-19 vaccinations.
To schedule a vaccine, Hoosiers can visit www.ourshot.in.gov and select a location from one of more than 400 clinics around the state.
There is now a Federal mass vaccination clinc at Roosevelt High School - 730 West 25th Avenue in Gary, Indiana. The site is open 7 days a week through June 2, 2021 from 9:00am to 7:00pm. Appoinments recommended, but not required. Registure online at www.ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211
People who do not have a computer or cell phone or those who need assistance scheduling an appointment can call 211 or contact one of Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging, or AARP. Nearly 70 libraries around the state also are helping Hoosiers schedule appointments.
First-Aid / CPR Class now available at the JATC for Local 697 Members. Sign up on line at www.697JATC.org and don’t forget to download the 697 JATC app while you are on their website. That way, you will get push notifications on your phone immediately when classes are available and be able to log-in for all information from your smartphone.
Brother Jim Ferry was in a tragic hunting accident which resulted in him being air lifted to University of Chicago with life threatening conditions.
On the evening of February 9th Jim went into the woods to scout where he was going to place his coyote traps, being the cautious hunter he is, he took his shotgun for his protection.
While tracking these coyotes who have become a nuisance to the community, Jim slipped on an icy path causing his gun to discharge resulting in life threatening injuries.
Thankfully, Jim didn’t let his severe injuries cloud his quick thinking as he was able to use his cellphone to contact a nearby neighbor for help. The neighbors rushed out to help and called 911.
After consulting with the doctors we have been informed that Jim will have to undergo multiple surgeries. Anyone who can please donate towards Jim’s medical expenses is greatly appreciated no matter the dollar amount, every little bit helps. The Ferry family appreciates every single donation.
A special account for Brother Jim Ferry has been set up at the Local 697 Federal Credit Union. Local 697 members can transfer funds over the phone, in person or from the drive-thru. Please referance the "Special Account for Jim Ferry".
Donations can also be mailed directly to the Local 697 Credit UnionLocal 697 FCU7200 Mississippi Street - Suite 400Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Please keep Brother Ferry in your thoughts and prayers. If you are facebook friends with Jim, kindly send him a positive message. He also has access to his cell phone.