The steel infrastructure for 2nd Harvest Tri-Cities' new warehouse in Pasco will be erected beginning today.
About 30 journeyman and apprentice workers from Iron Workers Local 14 in Kennewick will work through the weekend assembling the pre-engineered metal structure.
They are just one of the volunteer crews from Mid-Columbia labor organizations donating their time and expertise to the project.
In-kind donations now account for an estimated $700,000 of the building's$1.7 million cost. The regional food bank still needs to raise $600,000 to pay for materials that can't be donated in hopes of getting the warehouse open by the fall harvest.
To donate, or for updates on the project, go to feedingourcommunity.org.