Windsor Assembly Plant Workers Donate to Canadian Mental Health Association


Employees at the Windsor Assembly Plant are assisting the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Workers at the plant purchased "You Are Not Alone" t-shirts for Suicide Prevention Month and Wellness Lead Dave Baker says $6,000 was raised.

He says the workers want to let the community know they're not alone.

"It's money that we raised here in the plant this year by selling You are not Alone shirts," says Baker.  "It's our fifth year now selling the shirts and we received over $20,000 to give to this community organization."   

Baker says the workers have donated over $20,000.

"It just keeps growing every year and to walk down the assembly line and see everyone, left and right and they're wearing these You are not Alone yellow shirts and even if they didn't buy a You are not Alone shirt, they're wearing yellow in recognition that they're supporting and the people out there are not alone," says Baker.  

He says the plant have been donating to the awareness campaign for five years.

"I know there's obviously issues in the community and in our workplace that people need to know that they are not alone and that there are avenues and there's literature that they can reach out to privately or there's community service numbers they can get that they can reach out to anybody, they're not alone,     

A cheque presentation was made in front of the plant on Thursday.

Members of Unifor Local 444 were on hand along with representatives from CMHA.