Dryden’s Hoshizaki House Crisis Shelter is thanking staff with the local Unifor 324 Women’s Committee for their recent $1,633 donation.

“Local shelters provide lifesaving assistance as front-line providers of crisis services to women and children who are living with domestic violence. Sadly, the current Covid-19 crisis has made this dire situation even worse,” said Unifor Local 324 Women's Committee Chair, Carol Jolicouer.

Last year, Unifor made a $2,000 donation to the shelter to support women and those in need over the holiday season. They made the donation on December 6, the 30th anniversary of Montreal’s l’Ecole Polytechnique massacre.

"Unifor has provided $2,000 annually to Hoshizaki House and Unifor Local 324 is pleased to enhance this vital assistance in order that Hoshizaki House continue its important work of protecting vulnerable women and children," Jolicouer added.

The Hoshizaki House and crisis service serves Dryden and surrounding areas by providing a safe haven for women and their families who have been victims of domestic abuse. Services include a crisis line, child and youth program, counselling, family court support and transitional support.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers.

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