Media Release

 
September 24, 2012

York Region donates ambulances to enhance care in Guyana

Guyana Burn and Health Care Foundation to receive two decommissioned ambulances
The Regional Municipality of York will donate two decommissioned Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulances to Guyana Burn and Health Care Charitable Foundation to enhance ambulatory care in the South American country of Guyana.

Media are invited to attend the presentation and photo opportunity on Tuesday, September 25.

WHO: Bill Fisch, Chairman and CEO, The Regional Municipality of York
Vito Spatafora, Regional Councillor, Town of Richmond Hill
Harry Harakh, President, Guyana Burn and Health Care Charitable Foundation

WHEN: Tuesday, September 25
10 a.m.

WHERE: York Region Administrative Centre, circular drive facing Yonge Street
17250 Yonge Street Town of Newmarket

York Regional Council authorized the donation of two decommissioned ambulances to the Guyana Burn and Health Care Charitable Foundation earlier this year.
Decommissioned ambulances may be donated to registered not-for-profit, community or international humanitarian organizations that offer services supported by York Region. In 2012, York Region will decommission 11 ambulances, three of which are eligible for donation. Ambulances not donated are typically sold through auction once they have exceeded 250,000 kilometres.

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Media Contact: Lisa Sposito, Community and Health Services, The Regional Municipality of York
905-830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 4106 After-Hours Cell: 905-955-2533 lisa.sposito@york.ca
 

 
 
Founded in 1971, The Regional Municipality of York is made up of nine municipalities
and provides services to more than one million residents, 29,000 businesses and 495,000 employees.

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