The president of Teamsters Canada has announced that his organization has donated $50,000 to assist the Haitian population in the terrible aftermath of the earthquake on January 12th.
MONTREAL, Jan. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - The Teamsters Union has donated $50,000 to assist the Haitian population in the terrible aftermath of the quake that hit January 12th.
Local unions Officers and the president of Teamsters Canada began spontaneously talking to one another in the hours and days following the earthquake to discuss the assistance the union would provide to Haiti.
In addition, Robert Bouvier, the president of Teamsters Canada, again invites the members of his organization as well as all Canadians to show their generosity.
"The pictures broadcast on television are distressing and show the Haitians' exemplary courage. We cannot remain indifferent to their fate and I am convinced that Canadians will continue to support them in the coming weeks and months."
The donation was given to the Canadian Red Cross yesterday by the president of Teamsters Canada who was accompanied by Teamsters Local Union Officers as well as members.
The Teamsters Union represents 125,000 members in Canada in all trades. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
SOURCE Teamsters Canada
For further information: For further information: Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Communications, Teamsters Canada, (514) 609-5101