TORONTO, Ont. - J.D. Smith and Sons and All-Ontario Transport recently loaded a 40-foot container with medical supplies destined for Cambodia. The supplies are being sent to the war-ravaged country so...
GOOD CAUSE: Volunteers from St. John Ambulance brave the cold to load a tractor-trailer full of medical supplies.Photo by Adam Ledlow
TORONTO, Ont. – J.D. Smith and Sons and All-Ontario Transport recently loaded a 40-foot container with medical supplies destined for Cambodia. The supplies are being sent to the war-ravaged country so a group of Toronto paramedics and police officers can carry out a voluntary aid mission. J.D. Smith and Sons provided a tractor as well as two drivers – John Gilson and dispatcher/driver, Najib Iqbal. For its part, All-Ontario Transport donated the use of a trailer chassis.
The volunteers hauled the container to various areas of Toronto to collect the medical supplies. A team of volunteer medical professionals are paying their own way to Cambodia to help its residents recover from years of civil unrest and genocide. The mission got underway in January and volunteers trained local rescuers, training land mine clearance personnel as paramedics and donating text books and computers to local schools.
The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) was instrumental in arranging for the transportation services.
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