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APTA, members raise more than $18,000 for Haiti relief

DIEPPE, N.B. -- After making a $5,000 donation to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund in January, the Atlantic Pro...


DIEPPE, N.B. — After making a $5,000 donation to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund in January, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s Charity Committee challenged its members to match its contribution, and they listened, bringing the total donation to more than $18,000.

 

“We felt that this was a very important cause to acknowledge and through the generosity of our industry, we raised $18,600.27 for the Canadian Red Cross Haiti Relief Funds,” said APTA executive director, Jean Marc Picard.

 

“Those in the trucking industry are acutely aware of the challenges and importance of delivering vital goods where and when they’re needed and I can’t think of any situation where that’s more critical than in Haiti right now,” said John L. Byrne, director general for Atlantic Canada of the Canadian Red Cross. “Their show of compassion and support for Red Cross humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti is deeply appreciated.”

 

Canadian Red Cross donations go towards emergency medical care, shelters, food, water and other essentials in devastated Haitian communities.


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