Chesterton Tribune



Steelworkers Local 6787 brings relief to disaster victims

Back To Front Page


United Steelworkers Local 6787 has rallied to assist the victims of this fall’s hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, and those of the earthquake in Mexico.

Responding generously to Local 6787 President Pete Trinidad Sr.’s call for help was the membership, who contributed hundreds of boxes and bags of desperately needed household staples, bottled water, and foodstuffs.

Members also responded with open wallets, ponying up $5,000 in hard cash.

On Tuesday, Trinidad presented the $5,000 check to Porter County Salvation Army Director John Welch, to be used to aid those in the holiday season who’ve lost so much. Trinidad and other officers then helped to load the relief items into a Salvation Army van for transport.

“Local 6787 wanted the families to know we care and that we wanted to help make a difference,” Local Recording Secretary Jack Tipold told the Chesterton Tribune.

“And the membership responded to the disaster relief with open hearts.

The victims of the hurricanes and earthquake have not been forgotten.”


Posted 12/8/2017




Search This Site:

Custom Search