SEIU Healthcare Minnesota Executive Board member Jacqueline Omurwa and SEIU HCMN member Mark Freeman presented the American Red Cross and North Meals on Wheels with checks to support their efforts in the North Tornado relief for $4,000 and $1,000 respectively.
“On May 22, a devastating tornado hit North Minneapolis. As a resident of the north side, I have seen first-hand the coming together of neighbors and other people willing to help total strangers when this disaster took place,” said Freeman. “As a member of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, I can honestly say that it is much the same in the labor movement with union brothers and sisters working together in a common bond to get the job done for the benefit of their communities.”
“Our union is more like a family than an organization, always reaching out to help families in need. I’d like to thank our President Julie Schnell, Executive Vice President Tee McClenty and the Eboard members for understanding the need to support the north side cleanup and re-building the community affected by the tornado,” said Omurwa. “I thank family and friends who joined me on the front line in the cleanup in North Minneapolis.”
Both Jacqui and Mark thanked the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels for their continued efforts to help families in need as well as all the organizations, family and friends that have volunteered to cleanup the north side.
For photos of cleanup efforts click here.