Volunteer group at Union Station accepting cash donations for Pakistan

TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2010 /CNW/ - On August 30 and 31, GO Transit will work with a charitable partner to do its part in raising funds for Pakistan flood-relief efforts. Union Station will host volunteers from Humanity First who will be accepting cash donations for Pakistan. Volunteers will be located on the GO concourse and outside the GO Bus Terminal, on the east side of Bay Street.

The flooding in Pakistan has affected more than 17 million people, killed at least 1,600, injured nearly 1,600 and has destroyed and damaged 1.2 million homes.

"We urge our employees, customers and friends to help the people in Pakistan in any way that they can," says Gary McNeil, GO Transit Managing Director.

Volunteers will be accepting donations on both days; in the morning from 5:30 to 9:30 a.m., then again in the afternoon from 2:30 until 6:00 p.m.

Humanity First Canada is a Canadian based international humanitarian relief organization, established to provide assistance to those who are less fortunate and help improve the quality of life in under-privileged countries.

Your help is appreciated.

GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit system linking Toronto with surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). GO carries nearly 55 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services that spans over 10,000 square kilometres. GO Transit is a division of Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario. Follow GO on Twitter and Facebook.

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SOURCE GO Transit

For further information: For further information: Media enquiries, Vanessa Thomas, (416) 874-5974; or Robin Alam, (416) 874-5975

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