WireService.ca Press Release (06/26/2015) Toronto, ON – Canada Cartage and its employees Paul Hanson, Upkhar Dhaliwal, Tom Burley, and Everol Daley came together on June 24th to support Project Water – an Engage and Change initiative, founded by Jody Steinhauer. The program supplies life-saving bottled water to hundreds of front-line relief organizations in the GTA in an effort to fight the number of deaths caused by dehydration. More homeless people are at risk of dying of dehydration in the summer months than from exposure in the winter.
“Over 2,000,000 bottles of water have been distributed since the program began 16 years ago and Canada Cartage’s annual participation is essential to the overall success of the program,” says Jody Steinhauer. “We are very grateful for their continued support.”
Canada Cartage showed its annual support by sponsoring the program and by volunteering transportation services for the event. This year, Canada Cartage helped deliver 300,000 bottles of water from Nestle Canada to the Engage and Change parking lot for pick up by front-line relief organizations.
“We look forward to this event every year”, says Paul Hanson, Operations Manager for Canada Cartage. “We have the experience needed to help make this a successful event and we are very proud to be part of this initiative.”
Founded in 1914, Canada Cartage is the country’s largest provider of outsourced fleet solutions, providing dedicated equipment and drivers to both small and large firms. Canada Cartage also providesa complete range of supply chain and logistics services under our subsidiary companies including Direct Distribution Centres, Direct2Home home delivery services, and non-asset based transportation management through our Vanguard Global division. For more information, visit www.canadacartage.com.
Project Water is an Engage and Change program committed to helping those less fortunate endure the hardships of summer by providing such necessities for the needy as: bottled water, a re-usable water bottle, sunscreen, hat, toiletry and first aid items, etc. Since its inception in 1999, Project Water has placed in excess of 2 million bottles of water into the hands of Toronto and surrounding area homeless. For more information, visit www.projectwater.ca or www.engageandchange.org.
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Karen Hazan, Director of Marketing
1115 Cardiff Blvd., Mississauga, ON L5S 1L8