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Nestle Waters donates over 200,000 bottles of water to help homeless

TORONTO - Nestlé Waters Canada, has announced a donation of $42,336 worth of bottled water to Project Water.

On July 6, Nestlé Waters delivered 241,920 bottles of water to the volunteer organization, which  distributes bottled water to those living on Greater Toronto Area (GTA) streets who suffer from dehydration during the summer months.

Project Water officials will distribute the water to more than 160 social service agencies over the next few months that work with the homeless and needy in Toronto and across the GTA.

Agencies that receive the water include the Salvation Army, the Canadian Red Cross, Street Health Bus, St. John Ambulance, the Scott Mission and the YWCA.

Since 2006, Nestlé Waters has donated more than 885,984 bottles of water to the organization, valued at $152,336.

 According to Project Water founder Jody Steinhauer, more homeless persons die on the streets in the summer due to dehydration, than in the winter due to hypothermia.

“Dehydration amongst those living on the streets of Toronto is a major health crisis in our community - and we are very pleased that, once again, Nestlé Waters Canada has stepped up to the plate,” said Steinhauer.

“Our volunteer efforts in support of those who live on the streets of Toronto would not be possible without the generous donation of bottled water and staff time by Nestlé Waters Canada.”

John Zupo, president of Nestlé Waters Canada, said, “We are very proud to be associated with Project Water through the donation of our products and the donation of time by our employees, especially when it is directed towards supporting such a vulnerable segment of society.

“Bottled water is the best antidote to dehydration for all human beings when they are away-from-home.

Bottled water plays a key role in the continuing health and wellness of those who do not have access to potable water because they are homeless.”


July 22, 2011


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