The Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers showed its support for Ukraine by making a donation of $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross. Money raised will enable the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to respond to the crisis in Ukraine and surrounding countries.
“We are proud to make this donation in support of relief efforts in Ukraine,” says Derrick Schulte, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Alberta Regional Council. “Our support recognizes the importance of the Ukrainian community in Alberta who are a huge part of the province’s history and cultural fabric. Many of our members are also of Ukrainian heritage, so this was an easy decision for us to make. The donation received unanimous support from our Executive Board and the Regional Council Delegates.”
Canada is home to the world’s second largest Ukrainian diaspora and nearly 350,000 people of Ukrainian origin reside in Alberta.
According to Jenn McManus, vice president of Alberta and Northwest Territories with the Canadian Red Cross, the donation and outpouring of support from across Alberta has been incredible.
“We are so grateful to the Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers and its members for supporting the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal,” McManus says. “The Red Cross continues to work tirelessly on the ground responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and surrounding countries. Our teams are assisting with medical supplies, food, water, clothing, shelter, hygiene items, heating fuel, psychosocial support, and other urgent items to help the people impacted. Thank you for your generous and trusted support.”
For more information and to make a donation in support of Ukraine crisis relief efforts, visit the Canadian Red Cross donation page.