USW Cares: Steelworkers Welcome Back Clinton, B.C. Community

The residents of Clinton, British Columbia were welcomed back to their small community in a grand way on August 26, 2017.

Clinton, B.C. was on an extended evacuation order due to the wild fires still burning across the province. The alert was lifted on the same day as the planned Welcome Home BBQ.

USW Locals 1-417 and 7619 out of Kamloops, B.C. organized the event, along with the United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo. The event served to welcome back the residents of Clinton as they resettle into their lives.

The event also doubled as a fundraiser to help rebuild the Loon Lake Fire Hall. The fire hall was one of the many buildings in town that was burned down to the ground during the wild fire in the area.

Steelworkers and other volunteers served over 200 hamburgers and 150 hotdogs during the BBQ that saw them raise $3,100 for the Loon Lake Fire Department.

The USW locals in Kamloops, B.C. have been actively helping nearby communities affected by wild fires and continue to monitor the various situations. Both locals have helped tremendously in assisting evacuees and raising money for the different communities fellow Steelworkers live in.

Other initiatives by Steelworkers during the B.C. Wild Fires:

USW Cares: Kamloops Steelworkers Act Swiftly to Help B.C. Wildfires Evacuees

Steelworkers Contribute $100,000 to B.C. Fire Relief

United Steelworkers donates $41,000 to wilfire relief efforts (via CFJC Today)

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