Teamsters Canada Foundation
This is about...
a better country
Last year, Teamsters members were on the frontlines, providing relief during one of the most devastating and expensive natural disasters in Canadian history. The Fort McMurray wildfires forced almost 90,000 people to flee the Fort McMurray area and destroyed thousands of homes. Pictured: a Teamster bus driver at Diversified Transportation bus driver who shuttled evacuees to safety.
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In 2016, we raised close to $150,000 for the Canadian Red Cross during the Fort McMurray wildfires, and another $110,700 to help the community in the aftermath of the disaster. The later sum was used, for example, to buy an ATV for the local fire department.
In 2017, we raised $100,000 for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ Disaster Relief Fund. The money was used to help victims who were affected by three back-to-back hurricanes that hit the United States in less than a month.
Across the Country
We are supporting communities as well. Local unions and conferences each year raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities across the country. In 2017, that added up to a whopping $1 million in donations to United Way.