When some carpentry alumni learned the Carp Shop was in need of lumber, they banded together and came to the rescue. Thirteen alumni and a friend pooled their money to purchase the lumber from Tague Lumber, who gave them a discounted price and helped facilitate the sale and delivery. When Mike Cummings 1W1, who was in Israel working for Hensel Phelps Construction Co., heard of the project, he telephoned Tague and gave them his credit card number to pay for his share of the lumber. The lumber arrived during Friday’s snow storm, but that did not stop the carpentry students from getting it off the truck and into the storage loft.
The alumni who contributed are: Steve Mirarchi 1W1, Carmen Zirpoli 1W1, Mike Cummings 1W1, Jim Simpson 1W2, Greg Krupa 1W3, Ryan Barger 0W9, Aaron Jackson 1W2, Marc Ferrante 1W1, Nathan Granja 1W1, Chris Goodman 0W9, Kevin Morrise 1W0, Kyle Palmer 1W1, and Ed Tumelty 1W0. Kevin Mirarchi, CPA, also contributed.
Steve Mirarchi 1W1 explained to carpentry instructor Ken Nelson in a letter why they contributed the lumber: “I wish it was more, but I know any bit helps. One last thing. Just a quick thank you to yourself and Williamson. There is no way I would have the position I have today (assistant superintendent at L.F. Driscoll) without the education, discipline, and work ethic I received at Williamson. L.F. Driscoll is one of the biggest CM firms in the Philadelphia area, and are currently building the new Comcast skyscraper. Driscoll’s upper management has the upmost respect for Williamson and LOVES hiring young graduates. There are currently 8-10 Williamson graduates in the company. I know this has nothing to do with the donation, but I just wanted to let you know that the mission you are supporting and the values you are instilling are working. All the best, Steve Mirarchi 1W1″