Rocco Rossi Campaign for Mayor

Rocco Rossi Campaign for Mayor

August 17, 2010 15:01 ET

Rocco Rossi Calls for Candidates and Torontonians to Support Relief for Pakistan

Rossi makes donation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2010) - Rossi called for mayoral candidates to unite and asked Torontonians to support victims of the floods in Pakistan.

"Toronto is the home to children of the world. This tragedy affects us here at home. Torontonians of Pakistani descent watch in horror, unable to contact family and friends."

"I'm taking time out of my campaign schedule to attend events, raise money and donate to the victims of the tragedy in Pakistan. I ask the other candidates and Torontonians to take some time to do the same."

"This one of those times when compassion is most important as we respond to this urgent humanitarian cause," said Rossi.

On Sunday, Rossi attended and spoke at a fundraising dinner in support of emergency aid for flood survivors in Pakistan. The effort raised approximately $450,000.

Donations can be made through the International Development and Relief Foundation ( or another recognized charity. Rossi made a personal donation through the IDRF and continues to support and fundraise for the cause.


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