CAW Aids Victims of Hurricane Mitch

Toronto, Ontario

November 16, 1998


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CAW Aids Victims of Hurricane Mitch
CAW Aids Victims of Hurricane Mitch
dated November 16, 1998


CAW Aids Victims of Hurricane Mitch
Toronto, Nov 11, 1998
Remembrance Day had a special significance this year for the CAW and OXFAM Canada. The union gave the humanitarian relief organization a cheque for a quarter million dollars, to be used to assist the people of Central America ravaged by Hurricane Mitch, earlier this month.


Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President
"Please accept this as our contribution to assist those people in so desperate need in Central America."

 

More than 13 thousand people died after the most powerful hurricane in recorded history swept through Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. The hurricane obliterated everything in its path. The mudslides and torrential rains that followed washed away what the storm hadn't ruined. Canada was one of the first nations to respond; sending in its Disaster Assistance Relief Team within 48 hours, to provide much needed medical and logistical support. While applauding the effort of Canada's military, CAW national president Buzz Hargrove said Canada must do more.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President
"I don't think it's enough for a country as wealthy as Canada for our government to put up eight million dollars and simply send in four or five planeloads of troops, there has to be more."


Meyer Brownstone
OXFAM Canada

"I was very glad to hear Buzz make an appeal to the corporations, in particular I would like the Canadian mining companies who are responsible now for cyanide spilling into all the water basins in Nicaragua, doing something about compensating for what they're inflicting on these people with their irresponsible activities."

CAW union locals across the country will be doing their part for OXFAM Relief. Their donations are expected to raise a further$150,000, to bring the total CAW contribution to $400,000.


CAW "Fighting Back Makes a Difference."

 


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