Nancy McCurrach, United Steelworkers
June 13, 2017 by mitchellcohen
Our Champions are organizations that partner with the Jefferson Awards Foundation to engage in meaningful public service and celebrate their communities with Jefferson Awards. Over a dozen Champions employees who have been honored with Jefferson Awards throughout the year will attend our National Ceremony, where two will be honored with a prestigious national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Service by an Employee.
Nancy McCurrach will represent United Steelworkers in Washington, D.C. on June 22nd
Nancy McCurrach founded Tri-Cities Refugee Welcome Wagon, a group of friends and co-workers who felt compelled to help Syrian and Turkish refugees who are making Port Coquitlam their new home. The group raised $4,500 to pay for refugees’ urgent medical issues and to buy family staples: strollers, transit passes, food, etc. Beyond that, the group befriends and supports their new neighbors by eating meals with them, driving them to school, and teaching them English. The goal is to make refugees feel welcome in the community. Nancy is a four-time cornea transplant recipient due to a rare disease called Keratoconus. Despite her own adversity, she volunteers tirelessly at many community organizations, including a group that uplifts women and girls who struggle with poverty and addiction. She also prepares meals to feed over 60 women and children and plays games, mingles and shares compassion with those who are suffering in her community.
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