CAW Local 4050 Helps Move Women's Shelter

January 4, 2011, 10:36 AM EST

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More than 30 volunteers from CAW Local 4050 in Calgary pulled together recently to help a local women and children's shelter move into new digs.

The Brenda Strafford Centre for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is a Calgary shelter for women and their children who have fled domestic violence. The shelter had outgrown its original location and was moving the occupants and contents from 10 apartments and a six-bedroom house into a new location, but was having trouble finding volunteers for the move.

On December 12, CAW Local 4050 answered that call.

CAW Local 4050 President Trevor Alway was instrumental in organizing volunteers and getting transport companies in the local to donate trucks and supplies for the move.

"I am extremely proud to report that through the hard work and extensive efforts of the volunteers we moved the contents of 10 apartments and the entire six bedroom house in a span of 7 hours," said Alway.

He thanked participants for making a difference in the community and in the lives of women and children at the centre. In addition thanks went out to Foremost Industries, DHL Express and TST Overland Express for corporate support.

Givareth Castillo, volunteer coordinator at the centre, thanked the volunteers from Local 4050 for giving up their time to help with the move.

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