Wellwood Juravinski House grand opening includes a $35,000 donation from ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Today’s donation latest in fundraising campaign that the company helped start.
Hamilton, Ontario: In 2001, ArcelorMittal Dofasco donated $45,000 to help kick off the Wellwood Centre’s Community Roots Campaign for a second centre located near Chedoke Hospital. The money was earmarked for an exercise room at the centre. Today, the company added to that with a $35,000 donation to outfit the room with exercise equipment.
“This dream is over ten years in the making,” Dr. Olive Wahoush, President, Wellwood Board of Directors, told more than 100 guests at the centre’s opening. “To finally realize this day, this dream, this vision; there have been countless builders of this home. Wellwood, this place of healing and hope, laughter and light, is their incredible legacy to our community, and now all of us are charged with the important task of carrying that legacy forward.”
Graham Browne, Vice President Human Resources and General Administration at ArcelorMittal Dofasco presented Terry Cooke, Campaign Co-Chair with the donation.
“Wellwood provides important services that are needed by so many in our community. We are proud to have had a part in the creation of this beautiful facility, and we are especially pleased to be able to help again with this contribution today,” he said. “Giving back to our community has been a principle that this company and its employees have lived up to since the company was founded nearly 100 years ago. Our company and our community have changed a lot since then, but our commitment to Community Strength stands.”
The $35,000 donation comes from the company’s Corporate Community Investment Fund. Administered by a special committee of company employees, the fund donates an average of $3 million per year to local organizations in the seven sectors that are key components of a healthy community, including healthcare, education, environment, recreation, social services, the arts and the United Way.
Wellwood is a local charity dedicated to helping cancer patients, their families, caregivers and healthcare providers to "live well" with cancer. The Centre offers about 25 different services, all of which are free of charge. There are almost 250 active trained volunteers involved in the design and delivery of programs at Wellwood.
To find out more about what ArcelorMittal Dofasco employees and the company are doing to improve the community, visit www.communitystrength.ca.
Andrew Sloan, General Manager, Public Affairs
Marie Verdun, Senior Specialist, Public Affairs