Air Canada airlifts World Vision tents and other relief supplies to Guatemala Hurricane survivors
October 13, 2005
In response to the devastation brought by tropical storm Stan in Central America, Air Canada has been working with World Vision to support relief efforts in these regions.
On Thursday, October 13, an Air Canada relief flight will depart from Toronto, destined for Guatemala City, Guatemala. The Air Canada Airbus 321 operated by volunteer crews will carry over 1,000 World Vision tents destined for the San Marco, Solola and Chimaltenango regions. Each tent is capable of sheltering between 4 and 8 individuals.
This shipment of tents will allow the thousands of displaced people living in temporary shelters to return to their location of residence and begin the reconstruction of their homes. The cargo will also include drawings and greetings of encouragement and hope from local school children in the GTA.
In addition, the relief flight will carry a shipment of diapers and baby formula provided by Shoppers Drug Mart as well as various supplies donated by Loblaws. These items will be distributed by local non-governmental organizations in Guatemala.
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