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Medline Canada donates hand sanitizer to help prevent COVID-19 spread

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Anti-bacterial hand cleanser allocated to non-governmental organizations and their beneficiaries by Priority Worldwide

St-Laurent, QC – April 13 2022 – With COVID-19 variant infections still on the rise, Medline Canada, Corporation has donated 26,000 bottles of anti-bacterial hand cleanser for Priority Worldwide to allocate to humanitarian and local community sectors in Toronto and Montreal.

Priority Worldwide identified local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and their beneficiaries who will use the hand sanitizers in their community work:

  • Humanity First Toronto
  • Humanity First Montreal
  • Islamic Relief Montreal
  • MADA Community Center Montreal
  • YMCA du Quebec

“During this fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve always focused on putting Canadians first, and leaned on our purpose of together improving care,” said John Quinn, Director of Corporate Communications, Medline Canada, Corporation. “We’re pleased to help Priority Worldwide in its initiatives to support local NGOs and communities.”

The project is a great example of how the private sector can bring together healthcare supplies, facilities and expertise to reach local community needs.

“Priority Worldwide was pleased to assist in this community project,” said Stuart Smith, Director of Emergency Response, Priority Worldwide. “Our warehouse facility in Saint Laurent acted as a storage hub and distribution depot for the donation. We were able to partner with local NGOs and non-profit organizations to ensure that the bottles of hand sanitizer were distributed widely into the Montreal and Toronto urban areas.

About Priority Worldwide
Priority Worldwide is an international freight forwarding, logistics & customs brokerage with offices in 13 countries specialising in Emergency Response and Humanitarian aid operations. With Headquarters in Canada and the US, the company employs 250 staff across 4 continents. For more information,  visit www.priorityworldwide.com

Medline Canada, Corporation
Medline is a leading global manufacturer and provider of high-quality medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Our expertise in healthcare solutions throughout the continuum of care, coupled with the scale and agility of our supply chain, allow us to partner with our customers to enhance patient care, improve clinical outcomes, drive effective cost management and provide fast access to quality products.

By applying our CARES values every day, in all that we do, Medline Canada is deeply committed to the health and wellbeing of our customers, employees, partners and communities. With more than 550 employees, including 125 dedicated sales and clinical professionals, and 8 distribution centres located across Canada, we are a trusted partner in delivering the healthcare needs of Canadians from coast-to-coast – Together Improving Care™. For more information, visit www.medline.ca