Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $25,000 to Manitoba Flood Relief

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 Labour Council.

In addition to the Steelworkers Humanity Fund donation, area Steelworkers held a fundraising event recently that raised $1,700, Szczepanski noted.

"As a result, the Samaritan Food Bank in Brandon has been able to provide many area residents with day-to-day necessities their require," he said.

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, uswlu7913@hotmail.com.

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