USW Cares: 2018 District 13 Jefferson Award Winner, Juan Almanza

District 13 Top Volunteer Profile

USW Jefferson Award Winner: Juan Almanza

Local Union: 227

Location: Pasadena, TX

Service Work: Juan Almanza of Local 227 in Houston, Texas and Jennifer Penner of Local 241 in Kansas organized relief efforts in Houston and Puerto Rico after Tropical Storm Harvey and Hurricane Maria. They collected supplies from businesses across the United States to provide aid to our members in Texas and Puerto Rico. Juan stepped-up to help our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico during their time of need.

Hours: 200+ hours

Community Impact: The supplies Juan collected and sent to Texas and Puerto Rico helped hundreds of families and countless USW brothers and sisters.

Outstanding Quality: Juan is a leader. Because of his quick-action and collaboration with a union sister from a district different than his own, he was able to help hundreds of people recover from natural disaster.

Prize money donated to: Baytown Blue Santa (provides children of needy families with wrapped Christmas gifts and other needed household items)

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