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December 31, 2004
Safe drinking water for 100,000 earthquake victims from the City of Toronto
  
The City of Toronto is donating water treatment supplies that will provide one
month of emergency safe drinking water for up to 100,000 victims of the
earthquake in Sri Lanka. The supplies will then be used to provide an ongoing
source of safe-drinking water for up to 100,000 people. The supply of Sodium
Hypochlorite that is being sent is vital for the safe treatment of well water.
The first skids of supplies will leave Toronto on December 31, 2004 and more
will follow shortly thereafter. The cost of the airlift has been donated by an
international carrier.

The donation is being brought to Sri Lanka by Toronto Emergency Medical
Services Paramedic Rahul Singh. Mr. Singh will work in Sri Lanka using the
donated supplies to purify water for the victims of the recent earthquake.
Rahul Singh is also the Director of Emergency Programs for the David McAntony
Gibson Foundation. The Foundation mission is to bring relief supplies and
equipment to those in need around the world and launch programs designed to
strengthen the delivery of emergency medical services in the Third World. For
more information about the foundation please visit http://www.dmgf.org

Toronto Mayor David Miller said, "I offer my heartfelt thanks and
congratulations to Rahul Singh for the incredible work he is doing to help
victims of this disaster. I am immensely proud that the City of Toronto can
support his efforts by providing the supplies and expertise necessary to get
clean water to so many who need it so badly."



 

 

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