STARS capability enhanced by financial support
The capability of Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society to provide life-saving services was further enhanced by the $100,000 made by CCS Corporation.
“Many of our employees live and work in rural communities, so there is a natural link to support an organization such as STARS,” said John Gibson, president and CEO, CCS Corporation.
“The unique ability of STARS air ambulance to provide a rapid response to life-saving services, emergencies and transport injured workers to the appropriate medical facilities is an essential part of our emergency response plans for many of our work sites, ” he said.
On Tuesday, Deb Close, president, Concord Well Servicing, a division of CCS Corporation, presented a larger-than-life cheque on CTV Morning Live to STARS COO Andrea Robertson at its airport hangar.
“Thank you to CCS Corporation for this very significant contribution to STARS,” said Robertson. “Your support helps us to carry out our daily mission of providing a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for the critically ill and injured.”
“At CCS, we are dedicated to the health and well-being of our communities and this is just one more way we can help support our employees’ passion to make their communities better places to live and work,” said Close.
“It’s inspiring to be here today and to shake hands with the hardworking individuals who commit their time and energy to saving the lives of people who need medical care quickly,” he explained.
STARS is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides life-saving services. About 75 per cent of its funding needs in Alberta are met through donations, like the one from CCS Corporation, and 25 per cent of operational funding through a collaborative agreement with Alberta Health Services. STARS operates in Alberta, but is expanding its services into Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
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