Unionists raise funds for earthquake victims

New York — In response to last month’s devastating earthquake in Sichuan, China, Local 23-25 of Unite Here, which represents a large number of Chinese immigrant garment workers here launched fundraising efforts for the victims on May 16 at a joint activity with the hotel workers from Unite Here, Local 6.

Since then, $16,000 has been collected from union members, retirees, and apparel industry employers and donated to the American Red Cross, which is collaborating with the Red Cross in Sichuan and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to provide aid in Sichuan. The fundraising campaign will continue throughout coming weeks.

The locals urge the public to reflect on the devastation that the earthquake has brought to the people of Sichuan and make an effort to help. If you would like to participate, please contact May Chen ator Lana Cheung ator call them at (212) 929-2600 to make a donation.