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Redhead Equipment celebrates opening of new branch with generous gift to save lives

October 30, 2019

NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK, Oct. 30, 2019 – There was more than one reason for Redhead Equipment to celebrate today at their North Battleford location. The more than 70 year-old business not only hosted a grand re-opening of their newest branch, but they also announced a $1 million gift to STARS air ambulance.

Today’s announcement renews a partnership between Redhead Equipment and STARS that goes back to the establishment of the non-profit, charitable helicopter air ambulance service in 2012. With this renewed gift, Redhead Equipment has provided more than $2 million in support of STARS’ operations in Saskatchewan.

“Supporting a charity like STARS is integral to a company like ours,” said Gary Redhead, president and CEO of Redhead Equipment. “Since many of our customers and staff live in rural areas where access to emergency services isn’t easily accessible, it’s important to support an organization like STARS who will be there for them in their greatest moment of need,” he added.

Redhead Equipment’s donation will be directed toward the operation of STARS’ helicopter air ambulance bases in Regina and Saskatoon. The Government of Saskatchewan provides approximately 50 per cent of the funds needed to run STARS in province, meaning the STARS Foundation must raise the remaining $10.5 million annually.

STARS would not exist in Saskatchewan without the generous support from companies like Redhead Equipment, and we’re incredibly thankful to them for being with us from the beginning,” said Andrea Robertson, STARS president and CEO.

“Our supporters ride along with us on every mission, and Redhead’s renewed commitment will enable us to continue fighting for the lives of patients when they need us most, in communities across the province,” Robertson said.

For more information contact:
Mark Oddan, STARS | mediainfo@stars.ca | 306-565-8000

Chelsea Jacobs, Redhead Equipment | chelsea.jacobs@redheadequipment.ca | 306-790-3413

ABOUT REDHEAD EQUIPMENT

Redhead Equipment provides its customers with more than just heavy equipment – they provide you with a team that is willing to do whatever it takes to keep you productive. Dedicated to the industry since 1948, Redhead Equipment is one of Saskatchewan’s largest heavy equipment dealers. Serving multiple industries with sales, parts, service, rentals and financing solutions, they are your trusted provider of agricultural, construction and heavy truck and trailer equipment. With eight locations province-wide, they’re invested in working alongside you to build and grow better communities. For more information, visit redheadequipment.ca

ABOUT STARS

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