Canada Cartage helping keep the homeless hydrated

TORONTO, Ont. — Noting that more homeless people die from dehydration in the summer months than freeze to death in the winter, Canada Cartage is once again taking steps to deliver drinking water to those who need it.

Canada Cartage and its employees Paul Hanson, Adam Mathour, Parm Dandiwal, Armand Mazerolle, Parmjit Dhillon, and Maninder Singh are working together to deliver four trailers of water from Nestle in Guelph to the Bargains Group in Toronto in support of Project Water.

The bottled water will be delivered to Toronto-area homeless through more than 150 social service agencies and homeless shelters. A total of 300,000 water bottles and 3,000 summer survival kits will be delivered.

“Water is the essence of all life and is an invaluable resource to those most vulnerable all year round,” said Jody Steinhauer, founder of Project Water. “We are extremely grateful to Canada Cartage and all of our partners in leading the charge to help save the lives of those living on our streets and in shelters.”

Since its inception in 2000, Project Water has delivered more than two million bottles of water to those most in need.

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