Tag: Community

UAW Veterans Hold Carnival for Children of Veterans

Since 1925, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has helped veterans and their families with short and long-term housing. From children who need foster care because their parents died in a war to veterans who have become homeless, the VFW maintains houses throughout the country to give aid to our military long after service. In 2006, UAW members joined with them and built the Steven P. Yokich duplex in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, to house veteran families. UAW member support for those who served the nation didn’t stop there. For the past 10 years, UAW Region 1D Veterans Council members have ... Read more

Press Release from UAW Black Lake Conference Center re: Great Lakes Burn Camp

UAW Black Lake Conference Center will host the Great Lakes Burn Camp Feb. 21-23, 2015. The Great Lakes Burn Camp is a non-profit,  volunteer-run organization that provides a fun and caring environment for burn-injured children to laugh, play, heal, grow and just “be a kid”with other burn-injured children from across Michigan and Northern Indiana.  Campers will enjoy numerous outdoor activities, including snowmobile rides, dog sledding, tobogganing, ice skating, swimming and more. There will be approximately 120 volunteer staff and children attending this event that is focused on kids ages 6-17 to meet, heal, grow and support other burn survivors. For ... Read more

G.I.V.E.S. Provides Holiday Help to Michigan Families & Children

Three organizations partnered to provide clothing, gifts, and food for 45 metropolitan Detroit families in need during this holiday season. On Thursday, Dec. 18, UAW Region 1A Director Rory Gamble hosted two community organizations, Michigan Welfare Rights and the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Through his charity, Giving Is Very Extra Special (G.I.V.E.S.), toys, clothing, and food were provided to more than 43 families caring for 65 children. This is the sixth year G.I.V.E.S. has assisted underprivileged children and their families throughout the year and during the holidays. The families were chosen by the community organizations ... Read more