Urgent Call for Haiti Relief Fund
January 13, 2010, 4:10 PM EST
CAW President Ken Lewenza has issued an urgent call to all CAW local unions, staff and co-ordinators to donate to the union's Social Justice Fund Haiti Relief Fund, set up on January 13 to respond to the devastation wrought by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
In a letter to local unions across the country, Lewenza said that the CAW has a long history of working with Haiti and the Haitian people through projects of the Social Justice Fund and the Quebec Federation of Labour.
"We want to express our profound condolences to those affected and their families," wrote Lewenza. "We pledge to help those in Haiti who are in need."
Specific projects and aid agencies the fund will support will be communicated shortly.
Cheques can be sent to the national office care of the CAW SJF. The national union will match the donations up to $25,000.
CAW-SJF Haiti Relief Fund
CAW National Office
205 Placer Court