Goderich Tornado Financial Appeal

October 12, 2011, 11:40 AM EST

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CAW local unions are being asked to provide financial support to the Ontario community of Goderich, which was devastated by a tornado on August 21, 2011.

The town, which is billed as 'Canada's prettiest little community,' is "home to many CAW members who have personally experienced the loss this horrific tornado has caused," CAW President Ken Lewenza said.

The CAW National Union is contributing $10,000 through the CAW Social Justice Fund. Lewenza in a recent letter to CAW local union presidents and financial secretaries in Ontario urged locals to make a contribution.

Cheques should be made payable to CAW Canada and they should be earmarked for the Goderich and Area Disaster Relief Fund. They can be mailed to Peter Kennedy, National Secretary-Treasurer, 205 Placer Court, Toronto, Ontario, M2H 3H9.

Locals are asked to forward cheques to the national union no later than October 31, 2011. Donations received before December 1, 2011 will by matched 2-1 by the Ontario government.

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