Over 18 pallets of diapers and tissue products have been donated to refugee families in Saint John and Moncton. On Friday, Midland Transport volunteers delivered 14 pallets to the YMCA Welcome Centre for refugees. All the products are donated by Irving Tissue and Irving Personal Care.
“We appreciate the generous support of Irving Tissue and Irving Personal Care,” said Shilo Boucher, President and CEO of the YMCA Saint John. “Many of the Syrian families are arriving with very young children and access to a supply of diapers is a wonderfully helpful gift. This is another great example of community support for our newest families to Saint John.”
Earlier this month, J.D. Irving, Limited made a similar donation to the Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area (MAGMA) in partnership with the City of Moncton and the Red Cross.
| Danny Mahaney, Midland presents Yuki Yang and Anne Melleaney, Newcomer Connections, YCMA, with 14 pallets of diapers and tissue products from Irving Personal Care and Irving Tissue.
| Yuki Yang, Newcomer Connections, YMCA, and Shawna Rogers, Language Coordinator, YMCA accept product donation from Terry Celeste, Production Manager, Irving Tissue.
“We saw the need in our communities and we’re proud to be part of the good work of many volunteers who want to help the Syrian refugee families,” said Wayne McDonald, Senior Vice-President Corporate Relations, Irving Group Moncton. “Irving Tissue, Irving Personal Care and Midland have mobilized to respond; and we’re happy to join in on the amazing community response to help.”