Local 743 Carpenters Upgrade Restroom for Local Kern County Child

Kern County pre-teen receives an ADA compliant restroom upgrade from Union Carpenters.

Local 743 Union Carpenters were at the ready to answer Assemblymember Jasmeet Bains’ call to help a local family by remodeling their bathroom to meet ADA compliance for their physically challenged daughter. In collaboration with Rebuilding Together Kern County, Union Carpenter volunteers leveraged their skills to help make a difference in one family’s life.

The Perez family reached out to local elected officials in hopes that someone could provide help to the family and to their daughter, Marisol, who was born with muscular dystrophy. As Marisol has grown, it has become harder for her mother to get her in and out of her wheelchair to bathe.

The work on the bathroom took place over a span of 3 days and included demolition, installation of a new shower/tub insert with ADA compliance accessories, new sink and vanity, and a lower toilet to meet the 11-year old’s needs.

Reporters were on site to cover Local 743’s efforts. Click here to view both stories on The Bakersfield Californian and 23ABC.