FFAW-Unifor Women’s Coordinator
Workers at Beothic Fish Processors stepped up to the plate again this year and raised over $1000 for their local Women’s shelter, Cara House, in Gander.
FFAW-Unifor Women’s Advocate Della Melendy successfully collected needed items for Cara House during the 2014 processing season and took it upon herself to do so again this year.
Della contacted the Executive Director at the shelter, Annmarie Connors, to see what was most needed at the facility. Gift cards made the most sense as they are easy to store and empower the women who need them most.
In her letter to Beothic Fish Processors workers, Ms. Connors said, “These will be given to women and children who are in the process of settling into a new life. Some will be used to support families in the shelter, others to support them as they move on to start a new life. Many of the families we serve leave everything they own behind, in search of a life free from violence. Your donations will make that journey that much easier.”
The full letter from Cara House was read out at the FFAW-Unifor Triennial Constitutional Convention to a standing ovation from the delegates in attendance.
Della expressed her pride in her local thanked all her co-workers for their generosity. She then issued a challenge to other locals to undertake similar initiatives in their own workplaces.
FFAW-Unifor Women’s Advocate Della Melendy is shown with gift cards purchased for the local women’s shelter, Cara House, in Gander.