Catalyst Crofton comes up big

Management and staff at Catalyst Crofton Division along with employees from Pulp, Paper Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC local 2) and Unifor 1132, formed a strong partnership this year, raising $31,000 for the community through their United Way campaign efforts, surpassing their goal of $25,000 by 24 per cent. "We are very impressed with these results," said Heather Gardiner with United Way. "The donations testify to the strong commitment the company and employees have to their community. They have joined together to build a stronger community, and to help those who are really struggling."

Rob Belanger, vice-president and general manager of Catalyst, Crofton Division is very proud of his company and its employees.

"We believe in the effectiveness, efficiency and accountability of our local United Way and I’m proud that we’ve played a role in helping to make this community a better place. I want to extend a big thank you to everyone involved in making this year’s campaign a big success; Amanda Morton, our employee campaign coordinator, and Gary Fiege and Fraser McQuarrie, our two union presidents, for their generous support of this year’s campaign."

United Way Cowichan invests in the region by raising funds through the fall campaign. Funds are reinvested back into community in three priority areas: Helping Kids be all They Can Be, Healthy People/Strong Communities and helping people move from Poverty to Possibility. United way currently funds 46 local programs.

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