Unifor is contributing $500,000 to Fort McMurray disaster relief.
Unifor Local 324, which includes Norbord employees in Barwick and Acadia Broadcasting employees in Fort Frances, donated $5,000, as well.
“Our members in Fort McMurray fled the fire zone with their families and little else,” noted Unifor national president Jerry Dias.
“Hundreds of them have lost their houses to the flames and thousands of them remain without access to their homes,” he added.
“Our local unions have been working hard on the ground to provide food, shelter, and support to our members,” Dias said.
“This donation to the Red Cross will aid the entire Fort McMurray community as they cope with the evacuation and face the daunting task of rebuilding.”
Here in Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during, and after a disaster.
The Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and throughout the world.
“Canada’s response to this emergency has been swift and generous, with Canadians from coast to coast coming together to show their care and compassion for the people of Ford McMurray,” noted Conrad Sauvé, president and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross.
“I thank Unifor and their members for joining this incredible outpouring of support.”