Port of Everett Longshore Workers Give Back

Image via International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 32.

Port of Everett dockworkers recently brought some holiday cheer to their community, donating over 300 wrapped presents to a local school and providing dinners to local charities.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 32 workers helped 18 families and 44 children at Hawthorne Elementary School. This is the second year the union has teamed up with the school on the gift-giving program, something the union started during the pandemic. They also gave more than 100 turkeys and hams to area organizations.

“The members of ILWU Local 32 are committed to making a difference in our community,” said Mark Hoekendorf, president of ILWU Local 32. “These are difficult times for some families, and we will be here to continue to support them in whatever ways possible.”

In past years, ILWU Local 32 has participated in various charitable endeavors, including food and toy drives for nonprofit groups such as Christmas House, Volunteers of America and the Salvation Army.

By Karen Robes Meeks