AYR, Ont. — JBT Transport is the latest transportation company to join relief efforts to help Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees.
The company has recently launched the Stuff-A-JBT Truck Campaign where it is asking Waterloo Region residents and businesses to help load their trucks with donated items to help those Fort Mac victims. JBT has partnered with Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society and Edmonton’s Food Bank in this effort.
Natalie Martin, marketing and social media coordinator for JBT said: “We are keen to get involved and help our friends in Fort McMurray. JBT is a trucking company and we thought the best way we could help was by donating transportation to help bring supplies to the front line organizations assisting displaced individuals. We are asking for donations so we can deliver a full trailer of items. We hope the response is so overwhelming that we will have to send out multiple trucks to carry all the supplies.”
JBT said only new items can be accepted as this time. Priority items include children’s clothing (all sizes) sweatshirts/hoodies and other clothes for men and women, dog leashes/collars, diapers sized 5 and 6, nail clippers, pain medication for adults/children, Band-Aids, towels, face cloths, blankets and pillows. Priority non-perishable food items include canned meats/fruits/vegetables, baby formula, snack bars, juice boxes, pasta, pasta sauce and peanut butter. For a complete list of items visit: www.jbttransport.com/stuff-a-jbt-truck-donation-items.
Businesses who sign up to collect donations will receive a bin at their location and JBT Transport will pick up the donated items by the June 30 deadline. As well, individuals and businesses can collect and drop off items to JBT Transport by June 30, Mon-Fri from 8-5 (235 Waydom Dr, RR1, Ayr, Ont.) Businesses that have access to the types of items needed are also encouraged to donate product and JBT will provide a truck to pick up.
For more information, visit the Stuff-A-JBT-Truck campaign online at www.jbttransport.com/fort-mcmurray. A Facebook page has also been established at www.facebook.com/stuffaJBTtruck. Companies and individuals looking to get involved can contact Natalie Martin at 519-622-3604 ext. 204, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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