STARS Air Ambulance will continue to take to the sky thanks in large part to another massive donation.
On Thursday, as part of a 5th anniversary open house in their Regina base hangar, the company announced a gift of $2.5 million from the Mosaic Company.
Bruce Bodine, Senior VP of Mosaic said he feels the two companies have a great partnership and one that is truly needed.
“Our potash operations are located in rural Saskatchewan, and our employees reside in many small communities that benefit from the addition of this service,” he said.
VP of Operations for Stars Alberta and Saskatchewan, Mike Lamacchia, said that money quite literally keeps the helicopters full of fuel, and stocked with supplies for any and all calls.
STARS requires about $20 million of funding per year to continue operation, half of which is provided by the Government of Saskatchewan.