For Immediate Release
March 31, 2022 – A $5,000 donation has been made on behalf of Trades NL’s 18,000+ members to aid the Canadian Red Cross in response to the mounting humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. As a neutral and impartial organization, the Red Cross has unique access to providing humanitarian assistance to people affected both in Ukraine and surrounding countries.
“We are all watching the events unfold in Eastern Europe with incredible sadness,” says Trades NL’s Executive Director, Darin King. “Humanitarian aid is a critical lifeline to so many right now and our membership is proud to relieve some of the growing humanitarian needs felt by delivering urgent assistance, including food, health care, and shelter. Our members continue to think of the families affected and hope that peace will soon be restored to the region.”
“Donations to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal are being used to provide medical supplies, food, water, clothing, shelter, first aid and psychosocial support and other aid to civilians in Ukraine and others who have sought refuge from the conflict by crossing into surrounding countries,” said Rhonda Kenney, Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Director, Canadian Red Cross. “To date, Red Cross teams throughout the region have directly supported more than a million Ukrainian children and adults.”
People living in Canada wishing to help are encouraged to donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal:
• Online at redcross.ca
• By calling 1-800-418-1111
• By texting UKRAINE to 20222 to donate $10
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About 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. For 70 years, our craft continues to construct, fabricate and maintain some of the world’s most complex facilities.
About the Canadian Red Cross
Here in Canada and overseas, the Red Cross stands ready to help people before, during and after a disaster. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – which is made up of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies – the Canadian Red Cross is dedicated to helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and supporting them in strengthening their resilience.