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United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6500 and Vale raise over $747,000 for United Way campaign

January 26, 2024
A group of people indoors, standing in a group. There are three people in the front holding up an enlarged cheque. Behind them is an elevated screen that says '$747,000.00 Thank you!'

The following is a story from USW Local 6500

United Steelworkers Local (USW) 6500 and Vale has announced that the 2023 joint fundraising campaign for the United Way Centraide North East Ontario raised a total of $747,741. The total includes a matching $350,000 donation from Vale Base Metals.

Since 1982, Vale and the USW’s joint fundraising effort has been the largest contributor to the United Way Centraide North East Ontario, with more than $21 million raised in 41 years. These contributions help the United Way deliver programming and services that build strong communities and help kids thrive.

“We express our appreciation to Vale, USW Local 6500, their staff and members for their dedication to the Sudbury community. This collaboration goes beyond mere financial assistance and we anticipate continuing to build a more robust and resilient community for the next 41 years” said Mary Lou Hussak, Executive Director at United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-Est de l’Ontario.

USW Local 6500 President Nick Larochelle praises the triumph of the United Way’s 41st annual fundraising campaign. “A hearty congratulations to our co-chairs, Tina Vincent and Patricia Caine, and many thanks to the dedicated fundraisers and generous donors. Their collective efforts have played a key role in making a substantial and meaningful difference in our community.”

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