MEADE Electric‘s Frank J. Lizzadro and Frank A. Lizzadro were recognized for their recent contribution to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans on Thursday, October 7th, 2021. MEADE paired with the IBEW Local 701 RENEW Committee to retrofit MSHV’s administrative services building with new LED light fixtures. In appreciation for the materials donation, MSHV Board President Scott Ziema presented each of the Lizzadros with a commemorative challenge coin, symbolizing brotherhood, respect, and gratitude.

Executive Director Christine Lewis was on hand to say thank you once again. “The improvement in the lighting has just been so appreciated! Not only is it much brighter and more efficient, but the old lighting system had a terrible hum to it that made it difficult to focus. Having all those lights replaced has improved this facility tremendously.”

Frank Furco, Business Manager/Financial Secretary of IBEW Local 701 was also present to thank the father-son team. “This project could not have gotten done without them and we were happy to have their generous participation.”

The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans is a non-profit agency that provides housing, supportive services, and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families achieve self-sufficiency. Founded in 2007, by Vietnam War veteran Bob Adams and Gulf War veteran Dirk Enger, MSHV operates on a vision of no veteran left behind due to homelessness, joblessness, poverty and/or mental health issues. For more information, please visit