TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - "I am pleased to announce the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing
$25,000 to Manitoba communities most in need of aid due to this
spring's historic flooding levels," Cory Szczepanski, President of
Steelworkers Local 7913, said today.
"Steelworkers in southern Manitoba are actively engaged in the Humnaity
Fund and the efforts to help those in need of assistance," said
Szczepanski, who also is President of the United Steelworkers Southern
Manitoba Area Council and Vice-President of the Brandon and District
In addition to the Steelworkers Humanity Fund donation, area
Steelworkers held a fundraising event recently that raised $1,700,
"As a result, the Samaritan Food Bank in Brandon has been able to
provide many area residents with day-to-day necessities their require,"
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund also announced today a $25,000
contribution to communities affected by historic flooding in the
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu region of Quebec.
Founded in 1985, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is a registered
charitable organization focusing primarily on development projects and
emergency aid in developing countries. The Fund also supports Canadian
communities in crisis. Steelworkers members contribute to the Fund
through clauses negotiated into collective agreements.
"From our own communities to disaster zones in Japan, Haiti and New
Zealand, the Steelworkers are there to help," Szczepanski said.
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information:
Cory Szczepanski, President, Steelworkers Local 7913, 204-573-0561, firstname.lastname@example.org.