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Transportation aids tsunami victims (February 01, 2005)

TORONTO, Ont. - Industry players were swift to respond to the recent disaster in South East Asia....


TORONTO, Ont. – Industry players were swift to respond to the recent disaster in South East Asia.

Foremost among those participating in relief efforts is international shipper DHL, reported the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association. DHL worked with various governments, authorities and civil partners in Asia to provide deliveries of relief supplies and humanitarian assistance to the countries left devastated by the recent massive tsunami waves. The company also offered its services to the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent to provide assistance in any relief activities that the two organizations have undertaken.

Elsewhere, Fed Ex, UPS and many other transportation companies have generously contributed in their own ways to help mitigate the disastrous results of this tragedy.

For those still thinking about how best to contribute in Canada, the following organizations are recommended for cash donations:

Doctors without Borders: 1-800-982-7903 – www.msf.ca

CARE Canada: 1-800-267-5232 – www.care.ca

Canadian Red Cross: 1-800-418-1111

Save the Children: 1-800-668-5036 www.savethechildren.ca

UNICEF Canada: 1-877-955-3111 – www.unicef.ca


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