REGINA, May 24, 2019 — Yesterday Farm Credit Canada (FCC) renewed its commitment to the health and safety of Western Canadians by making a $600,000 contribution over four years to STARS air ambulance.
“Each year STARS flies thousands of missions in and around the same rural communities served by FCC. We have seen the positive impact STARS has had during some very difficult times,” said FCC Chief Marketing Officer, Todd Klink.
“FCC is proud to continue to support STARS as it plans for the future and a need that will always be there.”
FCC’s donation will support the operation of STARS’ bases in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as well as STARS’ mobile education program, which provides donor-supported critical care education at no cost to rural health professionals.
“FCC has made a substantial investment in the health and safety of its employees, customers, and their communities across Western Canada,” said Andrea Robertson, president and chief executive officer of STARS.
“This generous gift will help save many lives and will impact countless others. But it will also fuel innovation, enabling us to continue providing world-class emergency air medical care and transport to those who need it most.”
STARS is a charitable, non-profit helicopter air ambulance service and has flown more than 40,000 missions across Western Canada since 1985.
Simply put, STARS fights for life. Since we embarked on our first mission in 1985, we’ve been driven by the goal of providing people the vital care they need when they need it the most. Whether it’s offering hands-on training to rural medical providers or providing rapid, emergency medical transportation for the critically ill and injured, we operate 24/7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, anticipating and acting when people need our help. Learn more at stars.ca
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FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $36 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an ever-growing world. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry. As a self-sustaining Crown corporation, our profits are reinvested back into the agriculture and food industry we serve and the communities where our customers and employees live and work while providing an appropriate return to our shareholder. Visit fcc.ca or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and on Twitter @FCCagriculture.