Trades NL Members Support Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

For Immediate Release

November 18th, 2022 – Today, Trades NL President Tom Woodford visited The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters in St. John’s NL, to present a cheque in support of their annual Christmas Kettle Campaign.

Trades NL Members are among the first to support this year’s campaign, which helps provide direct, compassionate, hands-on service to over 1.9 million people each year throughout Canada, restoring hope and dignity to those who might otherwise remain invisible in society.

Earlier this year, Trades NL members donated $5,000 to The Salvation Army: Port Aux Basques in support of relief efforts and families affected by Hurricane Fiona.

“Our members are always willing to lend support to those in need,” says Trades NL’s Executive Director, Darin King. “As the holidays can sometimes be a challenging time for families and individuals, our members are pleased to support the efforts of the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign – and I encourage anyone who is able to donate to consider giving to The Salvation Army.”

“We are delighted to continue our support for The Salvation Army and the work they do in caring for communities across the province,” says Trades NL’s President, Tom Woodford. “Community giving is a big part of what we do at Trades NL and when our members are working, countless others benefit too.”

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is a fundraising effort that occurs each year during the Christmas season. Kettles are found in 2,000 locations across Canada and are an opportunity for the public to donate whatever funds they can to support the work of The Salvation Army during the Christmas season and throughout the year.

Trades NL is an umbrella labour organization which promotes and coordinates the interests of 16 building and construction trades unions, representing more than 60 trades and 15,000 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.

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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 60 trades and 15,000 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 Trades NL: Labrador Office for Indigenous & Northern Skilled Trades

Trades NL: Labrador Office for Indigenous & Northern Skilled Trades is dedicated to recruiting, promoting, supporting and advancing the economic growth of Indigenous People of Newfoundland and Labrador within the skilled trades – with an emphasis on Red Seal occupations. This office seeks to create new employment opportunities for Indigenous apprentices and journeypersons, increase apprenticeship completion rates, and foster greater commitment and participation of employers and unions to create employment opportunities, overcome barriers and enhance supports in the workplace.

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