TORONTO — In the wake of the Flight PS752 crash in Tehran that took the lives of 176 passengers, including 57 Canadians, Paramount Fine Foods founder Mohamad Fakih has launched a nation-wide campaign to help raise funds for the families impacted by the tragedy.
“Canada Strong” — launched Monday at an event attended by Toronto Mayor John Tory — aims to raise $1.5 million to help cover costs of funerals and other unexpected expenses incurred by the families of the victims.
In a statement on Twitter, Fakih says he wants all Canadians to try and pitch in.
“Last week, Canada witnessed a senseless tragedy that heartbreakingly killed 57 innocent Canadians on flight PS752. I’m calling on Canadians in this moment of need to support these families with the unexpected expenses that have tragically fallen upon them.”
The campaign is set up through the Toronto Foundation and has already raised $193,686 in less than a day.