UAW Members Distribute Hundreds of Winter Coats to Those in Need in Michigan and Canada

(WARREN, Mich.) – Just in time for the cold weather descending on Michigan and Ontario, UAW members from locals throughout Region 1 recently distributed hundreds of warm coats to men, women and children in need during the region’s 7th Annual Coat Drive, part of the region’s longstanding tradition of giving back to local communities in parts of Michigan and Canada.  Region 1 is based in Warren, Michigan, and includes locals in Detroit and other parts of Wayne County, as well as Sanilac, Huron, Oakland, St. Clair, Tuscola, Lapeer and Macomb counties. Region 1 also includes Canadian UAW local unions. Members are salaried, hourly, skilled trades and public sector workers in a variety of fields from auto and defense engineering and design to academics at Wayne State University.

The coat drive is organized each year by the region’s Regional Advisory Council for Civil and Human Rights. Over 500 coats have been collected to keep those who need a helping hand a bit warmer during this year’s upcoming winter.