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Vale, Steelworkers dig up $700K for United Way

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Dec 14, 2012 - 2:54 PM |
Vale and United Steelworkers Local 6500 announced Dec. 14 their joint employee/company fundraising campaign contributed $7000,000 to the 2012 United Way fundraising campaign. Venessa Rehel, from left, co-chair USW/Vale United Way campaign, Kevin McCormick, co-chair United Way campaign, and Tina Vincent-Gagnon, co-chair USW/Vale United Way campaign were all on hand during the cheque presentation. Photo By Marg Seregelyi.

Vale and United Steelworkers Local 6500 announced Dec. 14 their joint employee/company fundraising campaign contributed $7000,000 to the 2012 United Way fundraising campaign. Venessa Rehel, from left, co-chair USW/Vale United Way campaign, Kevin McCormick, co-chair United Way campaign, and Tina Vincent-Gagnon, co-chair USW/Vale United Way campaign were all on hand during the cheque presentation. Photo By Marg Seregelyi.

Vale and United Steelworkers Local 6500 joined forces to help United Way Sudbury and Nipissing District celebrate its touchdown in a big way.

A combined effort raised $700,000 for the 2012 United Way fundraising campaign. This year, United Way is celebrating its 30th anniversary of continued community support and involvement. The total amount raised by the community for this year’s campaign is $1.96 million.

“The United Way campaign is a longstanding tradition at Vale,” said Kelly Strong, vice-president, Canada and UK Operations, Vale. “The success of this campaign speaks to the incredible generosity of our employees and their commitment to making our community a better place to live and work.”

Vale matches employee and pensioner’s contributions to the campaign, dollar for dollar. Employees have the opportunity to make regular contributions or a one-time donation through a payroll deduction program.

“For 30 years, our members continue to dig deep in their pockets to ensure the success of the United Way/Centraide campaign,” said Rick Bertrand, president of United Steelworkers Local 6500. “The money raised will benefit and support many organizations in our community so they can continue to grow stronger every year.”

“On behalf of our current campaign cabinet members, our board of director members and the many volunteers that have served the United Way in previous years, I wish to formally thank Vale and the United Steelworkers for their continued support towards United Way’s campaign success,” said Kevin McCormick, 2012 United Way Campaign Chair.

“As United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts celebrates their 30th anniversary this year, this remarkable accomplishment is a result of the lasting community partnership with Vale and the United Steelworkers.”

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