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January 12, 2005
Donated goods ready for shipment to Sri Lanka
  
On Thursday, January 13, the first of two shipments of high-priority relief
goods will be loaded into a transport container for the tsunami relief efforts
in Sri Lanka. City of Toronto by-law officers and Emergency Medical Services
staff will join with Niagara Emergency Medical Services staff and other city
volunteers to load the materials.

Date: Thursday, January 13
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: 7027 Fir Tree Dr. (Take 427 north to Derry Road; go west on Derry to
Torbram Road north; take your first left onto Lucky Now Street until Fir Tree
Drive; turn left. The warehouse is at the end of the street.)

The two 40 cubic feet containers will hold:
  • 10 skids of a fortified beverage
  • two skids of nutritional power bars
  • two to three skids of assistance devices (wheelchairs, crutches, etc.)
  • one skid of non-perishable food
  • 2,000 units of insect repellant
  • a prefabricated medical shelter
  • a golf-cart ambulance
  • 100 bicycles (donated by City of Toronto staff and concerned residents)
  • two defibrillators
  • various medical equipment (stretchers, back and ked boards, fracture splints, trauma kits, various medications, hospital medical gowns and gloves, chair stands, lights, lensometers, phoropters, projectors and slit lamps).
  • medical supplies (vaccines, antibiotics, saline)
  • children's toys
  • porta-tank (used for water supply for fires)


All of these items, coming as far away as the Yukon and Alberta, are
donations-in-kind to the David McAntony Gibson Foundation. City of Toronto
staff have co-ordinated the transfer of the goods from the suppliers to the
containers.

The first shipment is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on February 2. A second
shipment will be leaving in the third week of January and is expected to arrive
mid-February.


Media contact:
Elizabeth Glibbery, Manager, Municipal Licensing and Standards, Investigations,
Urban Development Services, office: 416-392-7810,
cell: 416-896-1245



 

 

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