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PETERBOROUGH Showing an outpouring of warmth and a commitment to rebuilding a strong Peterborough community, this Thursday (September 23) local public sector workers who are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will deliver $10,000 in food and cash donations to local agencies to aid in their continuing flood relief efforts.

As workers, CUPE members contribute to our community by providing quality public services in our hospitals, schools and municipality that the people of Peterborough can count on. But we can also be counted on to strengthen our community through our common effort to help our neighbours in a time of need and crisis, says CUPE national representative Charlene Avon, who helped coordinate the aid effort.

Agencies receiving donations include, the Peterborough Food Bank, the Kawartha Food Bank, the Peterborough Salvation Army, and the Peterborough Chapter of the Red Cross.

CUPE members will join CUPE Ontario president Sid Ryan who will lead the flood relief cavalcade leaving from the CUPE Peterborough office located at 184 Marina Boulevard, Unit 7, at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 23, and proceed to deliver donations to the following agencies:

  • Kawartha Food Shares, 799 Erskin Ave. - (11:00 a.m.)*
  • Peterborough Salvation Army, 219 Simcoe St. - (11:45 a.m.)*
  • Peterborough Food Bank, 263 Simcoe St. - (12:15 p.m.)*
  • Red Cross, 565 Water St. donations*

*Delivery times are approximate. The delivery time for the Peterborough Chapter of the Red Cross has yet to be determined.


For more information contact:
Charlene Avon, CUPE National Representative - 705-743-0600 (o) or 705-761-4408 (c)
Stella Yeadon, CUPE Communications - 416-578-8774