Teamsters Drive Home Generosity

Teamsters with Eva Friesen, President & CEO of The Calgary Foundation.

The Calgary Foundation has been overwhelmed by the generosity of those who have contributed to the Flood Rebuilding Fund including a generous gift from the Teamsters who are passionate, not only for standing up for their members, but for supporting important social issues through their members many contributions to community.
Teamsters Canada is a labour organization with over 125,000 members. It is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which has 1,400,000 members across North America.

After the floods hit Calgary, the Teamsters Local 362 gave ten thousand dollars to the Building Trades of Alberta who collectively, with their affiliated unions gave two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to the Red Cross.

Richard Eichel, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 362 and President of Joint Council 90 says, “The Teamsters also wanted to do something that took into consideration the long term needs for our communities. We arranged a meeting with President & CEO Eva Friesen to find out what The Calgary Foundation was doing, and decided they were the right organization to partner with to support the long term community needs.”

“The Teamsters head office in Washington and Teamsters Canada, along with many Locals unions in Canada, sent in their donations to our Joint Council for this worthy cause and we were able to donate $105,625.00 to The Calgary Foundation,” said Richard.

Pictured in the photo are members and guests of the Joint Council (JC) 90 from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta from left to right: Kelly Gorzen, Recording Secretary of JC (local 979) Gary Doherty, Teamster Brotherhood of Maintenance and Way Employees Rail Division, Tom Handkamer, Teamsters Canada Rail Division, Eva Friesen, President& CEO, Calgary Foundation, Richard Eichel, President of JC, Secretary-Treasurer (local 362) Dave Froelich,  Vice President of JC, (local 987) Randy Powers, Secretary –Treasurer of JC,  (local 395) Al Porter, Trustee of JC, (local 362) Pat Pope, (local 987) Dave Able, Teamsters Canada Rail Division, Trustee of JC, and Tom Doherty, Teamsters Canada Rail Division.