An Edmonton business owner is paying out of his own pocket to send shipments of food and medical supplies to aid blast-shaken Beirut.
Sam Mraiche, the founder of MHCare Medical, arrived in Hamilton, Ont. Thursday night to oversee the second of five planned shipments headed to the Lebanese capital city over the next several weeks. Mraiche, whose parents immigrated to Canada from Lebanon, is covering the cost of the cargo plane as well as some of the supplies.
While he didn’t disclose the cost, he said Cargo Jet is giving him a discount. Each journey takes between 40 to 50 days to arrive in Beirut.
“I have two sisters who live in Lebanon. My nieces and nephews are there. We’ve got a lot of family and friends there. I just felt the need...Read More