June 25, 2010
Media Release

York Region donates ambulance to Haitian recovery efforts

Decommissioned EMS ambulance to be accepted by GlobalMedic at donation event
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York will host an event on Tuesday, June 29 to donate a decommissioned Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulance to GlobalMedic, a non-profit relief organization assisting survivors of Haiti’s devastating earthquake. 
The donation will support relief efforts and personnel in Haiti, providing medical attention to survivors.  The media is invited to attend the official donation ceremony.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 29 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: York Region Administrative Centre (circular drive in front of building)
17250 Yonge Street
Town of Newmarket
WHO:  Bill Fisch, York Region Chairman and CEO
Norm Barrette, General Manager, York Region EMS
Rahul Singh, Founder of GlobalMedic
Elizabeth Horniachek, Donor Relations Assistant, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

York Region will be donating three decommissioned EMS vehicles in 2010 to further develop community partnerships and benefit various community organizations.
This is the first time York Region has donated an ambulance to GlobalMedic, a non-profit, volunteer organization offering emergency relief services to disaster victims, training to medical personnel and medications to developing and war-torn countries.
For more information about GlobalMedic, please visit www.globalmedic.ca
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, Community and Health Services, York Region
Phone: 905 830-4444 Ext. 4016 / After-hours Cell: 905 716-9753
Email: jennifer.mitchellemmerson@york.ca


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