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February 2, 2005
Helping the most vulnerable victims of the Asian tsunami - Toronto EMS partners with Tamil EMS to collect items for babies in Sri Lanka
Tamil Emergency Medical Service (TEMS), in partnership with Toronto Emergency
Medical Services (EMS), will be launching a drive to collect new baby items and
monetary donations to support the long-term rehabilitation programs in Sri

Date: Thursday, February 3, 2005
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
Place: Emergency Services Headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St.
(access Emergency Services Headquarters via Lodestar Road., off Steeprock

The event will showcase personal stories of Canadian students, recently
returned from Sri Lanka, who felt the impact of the tsunami first hand, and a
documentary on the effects of the tsunami on children in Northeast Sri Lanka.
The students and representatives from Tamil EMS and Toronto EMS will be
available for interviews.

Donations and baby items (for example, diapers, clothing, feeding bottles, baby
powder), may be dropped off at:

Tamil Emergency Medical Service collection site, 2130 Lawrence Ave. E. Suite
301 (Birchmount Road. and Lawrence Avenue East).
Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Toronto Emergency Services Headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St.
Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the main security desk.

Media Contacts:
Tharsi Yoganathan, Tamil Emergency Medical Services, 416-560-1739
Foluke Akinremi, Ethnocultural Access Coordinator, Toronto Emergency Medical
Services, 416-392-2644 office, 416-571-9189 cell.



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