TORONTO, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is
contributing $20,000 to the Red Cross in Saskatchewan and Manitoba to
support families and communities recover from widespread flooding.
An intense storm system deluged parts of southeast Saskatchewan and
southwest Manitoba over the span of a few days. Over 30 communities in
each province were under states of emergency. It has been estimated
that the cost of flood recovery in Saskatchewan will exceed the $360
million incurred following the 2011 flooding.
"Flooding has caused real financial strain and hardship to families in
communities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and the Steelworkers Humanity
Fund wants to assist them in the recovery," said Ken Neumann, President
of the Steelworkers Humanity Fund.
Founded in1985, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is a registered
charitable organization which focuses primarily on development projects
and emergency aid in developing countries, but also supports Canadian
communities in crisis. United Steelworkers (USW) members contribute to
the fund through clauses negotiated into collective agreements. In some
cases employers make matching contributions.
SOURCE: Steelworkers Humanity Fund
For further information:
Ken Neumann, President, Steelworkers Humanity Fund, 416-544-5951
Wayne Skrypnyk, USW Area Supervisor, Winnipeg, 204-940-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonny Rioux, USW Staff Representative, Regina, 306-569-9663, email@example.com
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221, firstname.lastname@example.org