Trucking companies contribute towards Cambodian aid mission

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TORONTO, Ont. — J.D. Smith and Sons and All-Ontario Transport yesterday 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 yesterday 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 gets underway in January and volunteers will be training 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. J.D. Smith and Sons is owned by OTA chairman, Scott Smith.

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