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$40K Donation from Glencore Sudbury INO Boosts UWCNEO’s Community Response Fund

United Way Centraide North East Ontario - Monday, 22 June 2020

With a generous donation of $40,000, Glencore Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Glencore Sudbury INO), boosted United Way Centraide North East Ontario’s Local Love in a Global Crisis Community Response Fund (CRF) over $300,000.

“We are grateful to Glencore and all of our supporters for their generosity and compassion during these uncertain times,” says Mary Lou Hussak, executive director with UWCNEO. “Funds raised through the CRF continue to be deployed to local charitable organizations across the region that are helping to meet the basic needs of people disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.”

Doug Conroy, Glencore Sudbury INO Human Resources Manager who sits as Board Member for the UWCNEO, states that contributing to the CRF is an excellent way to provide community funding. “Through years of involvement and partnership with United Way, I witness the dedication and hard work of the team. There is no doubt that the expertise of the staff at the United Way can ensure that the funding is distributed directly to the areas most in need.”

Glencore Sudbury INO has been a long time partner of the local United Way, participating in the annual campaign within their operations and as community volunteers. Earlier this year, the company’s annual employee match campaign program, contributed more than $360,000 to support United Way.

Hussak adds, “Many of the emergency grants that have been distributed to date have supported essential needs, including several food-based initiatives, personal care products, cleansers and PPE. We are thankful to our corporate partners and donors for making this work possible now and in the coming months, as needs evolve.”

Today’s announcement marks Glencore’s second donation to UWCNEO’s Community Response Fund. In April, Glencore Kidd Operations announced an investment of $50,000 to support COVID-19 relief efforts in the Timmins community.

Charitable organizations wishing to learn more about available funding opportunities are encouraged to visit uwcneo.com for more information.

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About the Local Love in a Global Crisis Community Response Fund
UWCNEO established the Community Response Fund to provide emergency grants to local charitable organizations working to meet the basic needs of individuals disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Fund will be distributed through community-based organizations (Registered Charities) delivering local programs.

About United Way
For almost four decades, UWCNEO has been a part of the social fabric that connects our community. Our strength is bringing people together to address complex issues and improve the lives of vulnerable people in our community. We invest in programs and collaborations that create lasting change.

Media Contact
Mary Lou Hussak, Executive Director
m.hussak@uwcneo.com
T: 705-560-3330 ext. 201

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About UWCNEO

For decades, UWCNEO has been committed to making our community a place where everyone has an opportunity to succeed. In addition to research and advocacy, we invest in the most effective local programs in the areas of poverty, community and kids.