SKILLED TRADE WORKERS SUPPORT THOSE LESS FORTUNATE

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SKILLED TRADE WORKERS SUPPORT THOSE LESS FORTUNATE

May 13, 2020 – Trades NL, representing unionized skilled trade workers in Newfoundland and Labrador, is donating $15,000 to help those less fortunate in the province, $7,500 each to the Community Food Sharing Association and The Gathering Place.

“While our own members are experiencing challenging times, they continue to find a way to help others that are less fortunate and in need of assistance. This week, our skilled trade workers are supporting local food banks and The Gathering Place to assist the most vulnerable people around us.”

    • John Leonard, President, Trades NL

The Community Food Sharing Association is the pivotal agency for food distribution to the hungry in Newfoundland and in Labrador, easing the struggles of the poorest, making sure no one goes hungry.

The Gathering Place offers assistance to vulnerable individuals in our community, primarily those who are homeless or live in less desirable housing conditions, by providing food, clothing, medical and dental assistance.

“Since COVID-19 has disrupted the way we live and the way organizations operate, these important groups are faced with increased demands to continue the great work they are doing in our communities. Our men and women have a long history of supporting the most vulnerable people around us, and will continue our support as long as possible.”

    • Darin King, Executive Director, Trades NL

Trades NL is an umbrella labour organization which promotes and coordinates the interests of 16 building and construction trades unions, representing more than 18,000 skilled trades workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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