LiUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan, LiUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager Ray Pocino, Mason Tenders’ District Council Business Manager Bobby Bonanza, Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska, and numerous other union officials and staff were present on Friday, November 7 for the dedication of the Laborers Care Great Room at St Mary’s Hospital for Children in Queens.

In 2012, Local 79 made a commitment to raise $500,000 for the children of St. Mary’s Hospital. Local 79 had never made a commitment of this magnitude before, but did so because it recognized the indispensable role that St. Mary’s played in the lives of the children and families it served.

The dedication of the Laborers Care Great Room had great meaning for all who were present. The Room represents the commitment Local 79 members and others collectively made, a commitment that will live on for many, many years in the surroundings and the care given to some of our most precious and vulnerable young people. Local 79 is proud to have played a part, alongside others, in helping to raise funds for this world-class institution.