Surrey, British Columbia – ILWU local 502 started raising funds for the Vancouver Children’s Hospital three months ago with a goal to at least raise $10,000. The goal was easily met. The response from everyone in the local was so overwhelming that a new target was set for $15, 000. Again this was met and surpassed. At the end of May over $18, 000 had been raised with a few days left before the big presentation.
The presentation will be on shown live on a telethon on global TV for the Vancouver Children’s Hospital. The generosity of this Longshore Union, which has traditionally been known as the New West local, has been overwhelming. This great effort is worthy of praise and is something that should be continued every year. The hard work will certainly entice others to get involved and make a difference in the community as well.