USW Cares: Local 1123 Holiday Relief Drive

Story submitted by Katrina Fitzgerald

United Steelworkers Local 1123 Women of Steel Committee organized a collection drive for our brothers and sisters on indefinite lay-off from their local. The donation pick-up event was held at Local Golden Lodge in Canton, OH., on Dec 12. Pizza was served to all that attended. Below is a list of relief drive items that were collected.

* 745 lbs. of Canned Goods
* 850 Dry/Boxed Goods
* 272 Personal Care Products
* 374 Paper Goods (Toilet Paper, Tissues, Paper Towels)
* 66 Gift Cards valued at $25
* 33 Holiday Craft Items   (Made by Carrie Holland)

The remaining items, after the event, were donated to USW Local 1046 whose members have locked out from Allegheny Technologies in Louisville, OH., since August 15, 2015.

Congratulations for a successful event and thank you goes out to holiday helpers:  Katrina Fitzgerald, Trish Hostetler, Carrie Holland, Lisa Talbott, Penny Shearer, Carol Maney, Elsie Fox, Cathy Mottice, Karen Bezon, Natalie Stock, Sheryl Kennedy, Bob Harper, Scott DeArment, Adam Holland, Shawn Lindner, Alana Gustafson, Apryl Leigh, Mike Kemp, Keith Strobelt, Curtis Green, Jeff Spurrier, Joey Shearer and Andy Schneider.

This project is just one of so many that the USW's amazing members do every day to give back to our communities. If you or your local is doing good things, we want to hear about it! Please submit a nomination for a Jefferson Awards at Click Here to share articles, videos and photos with us and don’t forget to use the #USWCares hashtag and give a shoutout to @Steelworkers when you post your stories on social media.

To view photos on a mobile device, Click Here.

Press Inquiries

Media Contacts

Communications Director:
Jess Kamm at 412-562-6961

USW@WORK (USW magazine)
Editor R.J. Hufnagel

For industry specific inquiries,
Call USW Communications at 412-562-2442

Mailing Address

United Steelworkers
Communications Department
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222