·  by Amanda Zakhour, USW Local 5319

USW Cares: Collective Effort by Halifax Steelworkers

USW Local 5319’s Women of Steel and NextGen committees put in a collective effort for Halifax’s Metro Nonprofit Housing Association.

Amanda Zakhour of USW Local 5319 had been away on a work assignment and had been staying periodically in hotels since June 2016. But that didn’t stop Amanda from completing her Good Works Project, a Leadership course assignment.

While away, she collected all of the shampoo, conditioner, soap and body lotion given to guests daily. A total of four boxes were collected for the Metro Nonprofit Housing Association.

Meanwhile, back at home in Halifax, Women of Steel and NextGen committees posted a shelter donation sign to parallel what Amanda was doing.

Two more boxes of toiletries and feminine products were collected. Clothing, food and coffee were also collected and delivered.

Story Submitted by: Amanda Zakhour, USW Local 5319




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