Ice Storm Aid

January 15, 1998

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Ice Storm Aid
Ice Storm Aid
dated January 15, 1998

Ice Storm Aid
The CAW is lending a hand in helping those suffering the effects of the Ice Storm which devastated eastern Ontario Quebec and parts of Atlantic Canada, with an immediate donation of $250,000.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW national President

"We are encouraging our local unions as well to match that by committing a dollar and a quarter per member, which with 210 thousand members would raise another quarter of a million, so our total commitment of the next few months should be a half a million dollars but we are immediately making available a quarter of a million dollars through the social agencies in Montreal, in the eastern part of Ontario and in New Brunswick and the Nova Scotia areas that were impacted by the ice storm."

The money will assist social agencies whose resources are being stretched to the limit as thousands struggle to cope without power, heat and other neccessities. The Immediate donation is made up of $100,000 from the CAW's Social Justice Fund, $75,000 from the national union and $75,000 from the CAW council. This type of action is not new to the CAW.
The CAW has provided aid to victims of the Saguenay and the Winnipeg floods and other natural disasters.

CAW "Fighting Back Makes a Difference."

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