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 collective agreements.
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, [email protected]
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, (416) 434-2221, [email protected]