TORONTO, Ont. — Canada Cartage this week transported 300,000 bottles of water as part of Project Water.
The water was delivered from Nestle Canada to the Engage and Change parking lot of pick-up by front-line relief organizations. Since its launch, Project Water has distributed more than two million bottles of water.
“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 program founder Jody Steinhauer. “We are very grateful for their continued support.”
Canada Cartage employees Paul Hanson, Upkhar Dhaliwal, Tom Burley and Everol Daley delivered the water. The water will be used to serve front-line relief organizations who will aim to reduce the number of deaths in the Toronto area caused by dehydration.
More homeless people are at risk of dying from dehydration in the summer months than from exposure in the winter, the organization claims.
“We look forward to this event every year”, says 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.”