GoFundMe: In tribute to Dakota Cline

GoFundMe set up to support the family of Dakota Cline, AWPPW member lost in a workplace incident at Camas Georgia Pacific Mill.
GoFundMe set up to support the family of Dakota Cline, AWPPW member lost in a workplace incident at Camas Georgia Pacific Mill. Photo courtesy GoFundMe

GoFundMe set up to supporting the family of AWPPW member lost in a workplace incident at Camas mill

VANCOUVER – The Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) is deeply saddened to announce the loss of 32-year-old Dakota Austin Cline, a respected member of Local 5 at the Camas Georgia Pacific Mill, who tragically lost his life in a workplace incident Friday (March 8). This devastating event has left a profound impact, especially on his family and two young children, alongside his friends, colleagues, and the broader union community. 

Aaron Boedecker, AWPPW general vice president and a member of Local 5, shared, “The loss of Dakota in such tragic circumstances is a profound reminder of the risks faced in our line of work. It compels us all to come together in support of his family during this incredibly difficult time.” 

Scott Tift, AWPPW general president, stated, “We extend our heartfelt condolences to Dakota Cline’s family. To assist them through this tragic period, we have initiated a fundraising campaign. It’s a time for us to unite and provide support, ensuring Dakota’s family is cared for and his memory honored.” 

The AWPPW urges its members, the local Camas community, and the public to show their support by contributing to the GoFundMe campaign established for Dakota’s family. This initiative aims to alleviate funeral expenses and immediate financial burdens, offering some solace to his family and two young children. 

Following this tragic event, the AWPPW continues its firm commitment to workplace safety and emphasizes the importance of employer accountability. In collaboration with Local 5 leadership and the company, we are dedicated to thoroughly investigating the circumstances of the incident and advocating for the implementation of comprehensive safety measures to prevent future tragedies.

“In reflecting on this tragic loss, our commitment to the safety and well-being of our members is not just renewed; it’s an ongoing priority that we actively pursue every day, underscored by our dedication to ensuring employer accountability. Dakota’s memory strengthens our resolve to ensure a safe working environment for all,” Tift added. 

To contribute to the family’s support fund, please visit the GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/dakota-cline. Your support during this time of loss can make a meaningful difference to those Dakota left behind.

The thoughts, prayers, and solidarity of the AWPPW are with Dakota’s family, his colleagues at the Camas Mill, and everyone touched by this tragedy. We are thankful for your kindness and generosity. 

About the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union

The AWPPW represents thousands of workers in the pulp, paper, and wood products industries across the Western United States and Virginia. The association is committed to advocating for fair working conditions, job security, and sustainable practices within the industry, standing as a voice for its members in the face of industry challenges and policy matters.

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