TORONTO, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is
contributing $50,000 to flood relief efforts in Alberta and other areas
of Western Canada, with additional donations to come from Steelworkers
union members across the country.
"The Steelworkers Humanity Fund and our union's members are committed to
help families and communities that have been devastated by the recent
flooding, particularly the hard-hit areas of Alberta," said Ken
Neumann, United Steelworkers (USW) National Director for Canada.
"In addition to the $50,000 contribution from the Steelworkers Humanity
Fund, the USW is appealing to our union locals across the country,
encouraging them to contribute to flood relief as well," Neumann said.
"Many Steelworkers' members and their families are among the thousands
of flood victims who are facing the daunting task of rebuilding their
lives," said Stephen Hunt, USW Director for Western Canada.
"Our members truly appreciate the help that their families and their
communities are receiving from fellow Steelworkers and from all
Canadians who are supporting the relief efforts," Hunt said.
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is a registered charitable organization
that supports Canadian communities in crisis as well as development
projects and emergency aid in developing countries. United Steelworkers
members contribute to the fund through clauses negotiated into their
SOURCE: United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information:
Ken Neumann, USW National Director for Canada, 416-544-5951
Doug Olthuis, Steelworkers Humanity Fund, 416-544-5957, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, (416) 434-2221, email@example.com