Providing the Willamette Valley community’s Electrical Contractors with skilled workers has been the mission of IBEW Local 280 for over 75 years. We are committed to providing the electrical industry with highly trained electricians, schooled in the latest technologies at our state-of-the-art Training Center located in Tangent Oregon. Our members are safety certified in all aspects of the construction industry. But our commitment goes beyond the electrical industry and into our community as well.
Through grant money from our Public Service Committee we help sponsor the Albany River Rhythms Concert Series annually as well as the Albany Art and Air Show. In addition we have provided sponsorship for the Special Olympics, March of Dimes, Story Book Land, Toys for Tots, Tangent Elementary Play Shed, Discovery Village and Nite Court.
We have provided the funds and volunteer labor for dozens of Habitat for Humanity homes in Salem, Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, Springfield, Tangent, Lebanon, Redmond and Bend. We sponsor youth sports such as the Albany Boys and Girls Club, Middle School, Junior High and High School sports teams. The IBEW Baseball Field in Dallas is arguably the finest such facility in the State. We have purchased steer and swine from the Lane County 4-H fair for the past five years and donated the meat to active and retired members. We sponsor the Tangent Harvest Festivals Car Show every year.
To date over $500,000 dollars has been granted by Local 280 to worthy causes in our jurisdiction. The list goes on, but the message is clear; we believe in supporting the communities in which we live and work.
To apply for a grant on behalf of an organization or event:
Any member of Local 280 can submit an application to the committee for review. Applications may be filled out online (you can find it in the "Downloads" section) or you may obtain an application though the Local 280 hall (541)812-1771. (Maximum Allowed is $1500.00 per year)
Would you be willing to give up a spare Saturday to help a person in need?
From time to time we need electricians and apprentices who would like to volunteer their labor for community projects. We have numerous opportunities to serve our communities through Habitat for Humanity and other great organizations. Registering yourself as a volunteer does not obligate you in any way. It is simply a way for us to compile a list of individuals who are interested in serving the community through volunteer efforts. When projects come up you will receive a call asking if you are available. If you are, great; if not, maybe next time.
If you would like to be a part of this great community service opportunity simply click on the “Volunteer” tab at the top of the page and fill out the short registration form.