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June 25, 2004
Media Advisory: Toronto Paramedics loading donated hospital beds and computers bound for Beirut and Sri Lanka
  
Global Medic is looking for volunteers to help load containers of medical
equipment and hospital beds being shipped to needy people in Beirut, Lebanon
and northern Sri Lanka.

In the past three years, Global Medic, an operational arm of the David McAntony
Gibson Foundation, has distributed over $1.5 million worth of medical and
relief goods to Cambodia, Iran, and Sri Lanka. Several Toronto EMS paramedics
have joined the Global Medic missions. The medics have trained over 200
healthcare workers in Cambodia and Sri Lanka, as well as distributed medical
supplies that were generously donated by Canadian companies, hospitals and
emergency medical services.

Global Medic needs volunteers to help load donated hospital beds and medical
supplies onto a container bound for Beirut. Two other shipping containers
heading to Sri Lanka, one containing beds and the other computer equipment,
will be loaded on Saturday.

Date: Saturday, June 26
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Place: 2295 Sheppard Ave. W., just east of Weston Road, Loading bays 10 and 11
at the rear of the building

For more information on Global Medic - David McAntony Gibson Foundation, see
http://www.dmgf.org.

Media contacts:
Rahul Singh, Global Medic/David McAntony Gibson Foundation,
647-885-7311
Larry Roberts, Toronto EMS Media Relations, 416-392-2255



 

 

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