DIEPPE, N.B. — The Charity Committee of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is donating $5,000 to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.
“As we have all been sadly witness to, the need is great. Because of this, we are offering a challenge to all trucking associations within Atlantic Canada and all carriers and associated trade members of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association to match our donation or provide any amount that your association, group or company can offer. The APTA will gladly act as the central body to receive your donations and put forward a unified pool of the total collected. We will also ensure that all donations will be publicized,” said APTA officials in a statement.
“In the Atlantic Canadian tradition, let’s show our unity as an industry and put forward a heartfelt and generous donation.”
Donations to the Canadian Red Cross are paying for emergency medical care, shelters, food, water and other essentials in devastated communities. Funds will also help in a recovery effort the Red Cross estimates will involve supporting for months or years up to 300,000 people who have lost loved ones, homes, possessions and livelihoods.
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