|Check for Danielle, a member of our Teamster family.
When a family member has financial problems, we hold a fundraiser. Above is a photo of a check presentation to Danielle Kowalczyk. Joint Council 13 told us yesterday:
Danielle, a daughter of one of our Teamsters Local 682, fell on very hard times with some major health issues while pregnant. The Teamster Horsemen Chapter 13 did a Poker Run to raise funds for Danielle and her family. Great job Teamster Horsemen ! Channel 2 News was at the presentation of the check and the clip aired last night.When management loots a company and kicks the workers to the curb, we support our brothers and sisters in need.
Local 222 in Salt Lake City set up a food pantry for Hostess workers who lost their jobs to Wall Street greed. Last week they'd already collected $5,000.
Mike Philbeck, president of Local 651 in Lexington, Ky., asked members to contribute to their Hostess brothers and sisters. Philbeck posted this message on Facebook:
Dear Teamster local 651 Brothers and Sisters, in the wake of the liquidation of Hostess, I'm asking each of you to donate a few dollars, a simple gift card and or what ever you feel compelled to donate. help our hostess members and their families for Christmas. Donations will be taken up at the local 651 office or at the annual Christmas Dinner December 8th. these families are facing hard times financially and emotionally with the upcoming Holiday season. Please show your support to our fellow union Brothers and Sisters. Thank you and may God Bless.And when disaster strikes an entire region, Teamsters answer the call for help. Here's what the Red Cross had to say about our brothers and sisters who are giving countless hours to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy:
The American Red Cross has received extraordinary volunteer support for Sandy relief activities from Teamster Union members within the most devastated areas in New York and New Jersey and throughout the country. It’s almost impossible to capture all that they have given in time and resources...So remember, "thuggs" stands for 'Those Helpful Union Guys and Gals."