Faced with shortages of supplies at the Kingston, Ont, women and children’s shelter where they work, members of Unifor Local 8300 emptied their own wallets and the local donated money to buy groceries and other supplies recently.
“All members at this meeting felt compelled to assist in any way possible,” said Dorothy Watts, a paralegal with the local.
The 25-bed Interval House, which helps victims of violence, has been through a tumultuous year. The shelter’s embattled executive director and its entire board of directors abruptly left their positions over the summer, shortly after firing five of the staff.
The turmoilhas left the facility short on supplies, said Watts. So a hat was passed around the local’s Oct. 16 AGM, raising $416.80, and the local put in another $1,000. All the money went to buy food and supplies on Oct. 31.
To help, contact Unifor Local 8300 at Uniforlocal8300@gmail.com or 1-866-611-1311