UA Local 488 Fort McMurray Relief Fund Update

The UA Local 488 Fort McMurray Relief Fund raised a remarkable $1,352,000.00 for the people devastated by the wildfires in Fort McMurray. We cannot express how grateful we are to all the Locals, Associations, Councils and individual citizens who contributed to this effort. Your generosity will never be forgotten.   

Our deepest thanks to the following:

UA Canada - Pledged $500,000.00 towards relief efforts. A very special thank you to John Telford, Director of Canadian Affairs.

UA Local 488 (Edmonton) - Pledged $100,000.00 towards relief efforts. Thanks to our Business Manager Larry Matychuk and all of our Brothers and Sisters for their generosity.  

UA Local 740 - A big thank you to Business Manager Jim Myers, Business Agent Bob Fiander and the membership of 740 for an incredible pledge of $100,000.00 to our Fort McMurray Relief Fund!  

Ontario Pipe Trades Council (Ontario) - Many thanks to the great people at the Ontario Pipe Trades Council for their extremely generous pledge of $100,000.00 for Fort McMurray Relief!

UA Local 787 HVACR Workers of Ontario - Thanks to Business Manager Andrew Tarr and his membership for their incredible pledge of $35,000.00 towards our Fort McMurray Relief Fund. 

UA Local 46 (Toronto) - Membership has pledged $100,000.00 for Fort McMurray relief efforts. A very special thanks to Terry Snooks and all the membership at 46.

UA Local 516 - Refrigeration (British Columbia) - Thanks to our Brothers and Sisters at 516 for their pledge of $51,600.00 towards Fort McMurray Relief!

UA Local 170 (Vancouver) - Thank you to Business Manager Joe Shayler and the members of UA Local 170 in Vancouver for pledging $50,000.00 towards Fort McMurray Relief efforts! Much appreciated and well done 170! 

UA Local 144 (Quebec) - Our thanks to the executive board at Local 144 for pledging $50,000 towards Fort McMurray Relief!

UA Local 401 (Ontario) - The membership of UA Local 401 have voted to pledge $25,000.00 towards Relief efforts! A big thanks to Business Manager Brad Hill and all the folks at 401.

UA Local 67 (Hamilton) - Thanks to all the membership at 67 for your wonderful pledge of $25,000.00 towards Fort Mac Relief!

UA Local 71 (Cornwall, Gatineau and Ottawa) - Pledged $25,000.00 for Fort McMurray relief. Thank you to Business Manager Michael Reid and all of our Brothers and Sisters in eastern Canada.  

UA Local 496 (Calgary) - Thanks to our friends from the south for their pledge of $25,000.00! 

Union of Mechanical Contractors and Local 324 (Vancouver Island) - Partnered to pledge $20,000.00 for Fort McMurray. Thanks to Dale Dhillon, Business Manager for UA Local 324 for his efforts! 

UA Local 56 (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) - Thanks to our friends in the Maritimes for their pledge of $20,000.00 - much appreciated! 

UA Local 325 (Fredericton, New Brunswick) - Our thanks to the membership of UA Local 325 in beautiful New Brunswick for their pledge of $11,050.00 for the folks in Fort McMurray. Well done! 

UA Local 682 (Sydney, Nova Scotia) - Pledged $10,000.00 towards Fort McMurray Relief efforts. A big thanks to Mel Gillis and his membership on the generous contribution.

UA Local 628 (Thunder Bay, Ontario) - Thanks Thunder Bay for your generous pledge of $10,000.00 for the people of Fort McMurray! 

UA Local 800 (Sudbury, Ontario) - Thanks 800 for your generous pledge of $10,000.00!

UA Local 254 (Winnipeg, MB) - Thank you Brothers and Sisters of 254 for your valuable pledge of $7,000.00. The people of Fort Mac thank you! 

UA Local 234 (Jacksonville, Florida) - Pledged $5,000.00 on behalf of their membership. Thank you to Business Manager Ronnie Andrews and his team in Jacksonville.

Rocky Mountain District Council 5 - Colorado Springs, CO - Thanks so much for your pledge of $5,000.00! Great to hear from the good folks in Colorado! 

Plumbers Local Union 1 (Long Island City, NY) - Thank you to the hard-working plumbers at Local Union 1 for their pledge of $5000.00! Much appreciated. 

UA Local 170 - Metal Trades Division of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (Delta, BC) - Our thanks to Borys Lessy and his crew for their pledge of $3,000.00 for Fort Mac Relief. Much appreciated! 

UA Local 211 (Houston, TX) - Great to hear from membership in the Lone Star State who have pledged $2,500.00 for relief efforts in Fort Mac!

UA Local 630 (West Palm Beach, FL) - A big, sunny thank you to the membership of Local 630 for their pledge of $2500.00! 

Tennessee State Pipe Association (Memphis, TN) - Thanks Tennessee for your pledge of $2500.00 for the people of Fort McMurray! 

UA Local 230 (San Diego, CA) - Many thanks to our counterparts in San Diego who have pledged $2500.00 for our Relief efforts!

UA Local 60 - (New Orleans, LA) - Thank you to our friends in New Orleans who know a thing or two about disaster relief. Your pledge of $2,000.00 will go to good use in Fort McMurray.  

UA Local 364 - (Colton, CA) - Many thanks to our Brothers and Sisters at Local 364 for their pledge of $2000.00 for the victims of the Fort McMurray fire. You're pledge will go to good use.  

UA Local 440 (Indianapolis, IND) - Thanks to the membership of 440 in Indianapolis for their pledge of $2000.00 for relief efforts.

UA Local 286 (Austin, TX) - Many thanks to our Brothers and Sisters in Austin who pledged $1250.00 for the people of Fort McMurray.

UA Local 467 (San Mateo County, California) - Thank you to the Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVAC Technicians of 467 for their generous pledge of $1,000.00. The people of Fort McMurray thank you! 

UA Local 119 - (Mobile, Alabama) - Many thanks to Business Manager Edward Sellew and his staff for pledging $1000.00 towards Fort McMurray Relief!  

UA Local 602 - (Capitol Heights, MD) - Thank you steamfitters at 602 for your pledge of $1000.00!

UA Local 68 - (Houston, TX) - Thanks for your pledge of $1000.00 for the people of Fort Mac.

UA Local 447 (Sacramento, CA) - Thanks Sacramento for pledging $1000,00 towards Fort McMurray Relief efforts!

UA Local 267 (Syracuse, NY) - Thank you 267 for your pledge of $1,000.00!

UA Local 155 (Little Rock, AR) - Thanks Little Rock for digging deep and pledging $1,000.00 towards Fort McMurray Relief!

UA Local 696 (Millburn, NJ) - Thanks to all the membership of 696 for your generous pledge of $1,000.00!

UA Local 533 (Kansas City, MI) - Thanks to the membership of 533 in the Show Me State for their pledge of $1,000.00. 

Plumbers Local Union NO 5 (Camp Springs, MD) - Thanks so much for your pledge of $1000.00 for the people of Fort Mac. 

UA Local 73 Plumbers and Steamfitters (Oswego, New York) - Thanks to our counterparts in Oswego for their pledge of $500.00 towards the Fort McMurray Relief Fund! Much appreciated New York!   

UA Local 26 Plumbers and Pipefitters (Western Washington) - Thank you to our friends in Washington for their pledge of $500.00 towards the Fort McMurray Relief Fund.

UA Local 434 Plumbers and Steamfitters (Mosinee, Wisconsin) - Thanks to all of our Brothers and Sisters at 434 in Wisconsin for pledging $500.00 for our Relief Fund. 

UA Local 653 (Cenralia, Illinois) - Many thanks to Business Manager Rob Schnicker and his membership for pledging $500.00 for Fort McMurray Relief.

UA Local 30 (Billings, MT) - Thank you Local 30 in Billings for your pledge of $500.00 - much appreciated! 

UA Local 146 (Forth Worth, TX) - Our appreciation to the folks at 146 for their $500.00 pledge! 

David L. Posey (Trafalgar, IN) - Thank you very much David for your generous pledge of $500.00. 

Nickolaus Hee - Thanks very much Nickolaus for pledging $300.00 for the people of Fort McMurray. Well done!

Alabama Pipe Trades (Local 91) - Thanks to Garry Frost and his crew in Alabama for their pledge of $250.00.

UA Local 484 (Ventura, California) - Pledged $300.00 for the people of Fort McMurray. Thank you to Business Manager Shane Boston and his membership.  

UA Local 7 - (Albany, NY) - Many thanks to the membership in Albany for your pledge of $300.000. 

Nickolaus Hee - Thanks so much Nickolaus for your cash donation of $300.00 towards our Fort McMurray Relief efforts!  

Bradley M. Karbowsky - Thank you Brad for your generous pledge of $250.000. The people of Fort McMurray thank you!

UA Local 99 - (Bloomington, IL) - Thank you Local 99 for your pledge of $200.00. Much appreciated.

UA Local 262 (Juneau, AK) - Thank you Juneau for pledging $100.000 to the people in Fort McMurray!

Individual Citizens and Local 488 Members - A total $5,616.30 has been raised to date - Thank all of you who have donated at our drop boxes at Dispatch Hall.

Individual Members Giving Through Direct ATB Deposit - A total of $4,590.00 has been raised to date.

**UA Local 663 has pledged $25,000.00 to the Canadian Red Cross towards relief efforts in Fort McMurray. A special thanks to Business Manager Ross Tius and his membership for their generosity. 

**The Sarnia Construction Association has pledged $30,000.00 to the Red Cross towards Fort McMurray Relief efforts!