CUPE divisions donate to Fort McMurray wildfire relief fund

fort-mcmurray_wildfires_457Firefighter putting out flames in forest near Fort McMurray, Alberta

May 11, 2016 – CUPE divisions are stepping up to support CUPE’s National Disaster Relief Fund, with all proceeds going directly to the communities impacted by this disaster. CUPE Ontario has pledged $25,000; CUPE BC will donate $20,000; and CUPE Quebec will donate $10,000.

Following consultation with CUPE Alberta, CUPE National established a CUPE National Disaster Relief Fund – Wildfires in Northern Alberta. The fund will hold donations from CUPE divisions and locals across the country.

CUPE is urging members to please join us in donating generously to this fund. This fund is not tax deductible and donation receipts cannot be issued. Individual members who would like to donate and receive a tax receipt should direct their donation to established charities.

You can make your cheques payable to the CUPE National Disaster Relief Fund – Wildfires in Northern Alberta.

Please forward all donations by May 31, 2016, if possible, to:

CUPE National Disaster Relief Fund – Alberta
c/o Charles Fleury, National Secretary-Treasurer
1375 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 0Z7