April 28, 2004

Nissan Quest presented to Timmins Red Cross

Timmins, Ontario – Vision Nissan, the Nissan Canada Foundation and the Rotary Club of Timmins presented a new 2004 Nissan Quest minivan to the Timmins and district branch of the Canadian Red Cross. Vision Nissan prepared the Quest for delivery and will maintain and service it while it is on loan to the Red Cross.

The new Quest will support a Meals on Wheels program and other services provided to seniors, says Red Cross spokeswoman Jocelyn Buczkowski.

“One of the biggest problems facing seniors is transportation,” said Albert Mastromartino, president of the Nissan Canada Foundation, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. “The simple task of shopping becomes a major hurdle in their everyday lives. Pairing up with organizations such as the Red Cross and with the support of dealers such as Vision Nissan, the Nissan Canada Foundation is able to help seniors maintain their independence.”

Mastromartino says there are approximately 55 Nissan vehicles on loan to service organizations across Canada, delivering meals and helping to keep seniors mobile. All of the 55 Nissan vehicles in the project support seniors organizations, including Meals On Wheels agencies, the Victorian Order of Nurses Alzheimer Respite Centre in Vancouver, an elder-abuse organization in
Quebec and the Canadian Hearing Society.

In addition, the Foundation helps to raise money for Toronto Homes for the Aged and 30 other agencies in Ontario through the Nissan Toronto Challenge, a marathon/walk-a-thon held annually in June.

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