STARS, March 21, 2022 - REGINA, SK – The ambitious fundraising goal for STARS’ fleet renewal capital campaign in Saskatchewan has now been reached, thanks to a generous $2.5 million commitment from Mosaic, announced today at the STARS base in Regina.
The Keep the Fight in Flight campaign was launched in 2018 to renew STARS’ fleet of aging air ambulances with Airbus H145 helicopters, at a cost of $13 million each. Mosaic’s $2.5 million gift will support ongoing mission operations in Saskatchewan as well as help fund the three new H145 aircraft needed to serve patients across the province.
“Mosaic supports organizations that are making a difference in the communities where our employees live and work, and STARS continues to play a life-saving role in our province,” said Bruce Bodine, Mosaic’s senior vice president, North America. “Investing in STARS is critically important, and we want to show our commitment by ensuring they can operate in our province for years to come.”
As a charity, STARS relies on its donors to help achieve excellence and drive innovation in critical care. Mosaic has been a strong STARS supporter since the non-profit established operations in Saskatchewan in 2012, and today’s announcement brings the company’s total support of STARS to more than $10.5 million. In recognition of this milestone, STARS’ Regina hangar will officially be named the “Mosaic Hangar at STARS Regina.”
“STARS was built by the community for the community, and with support from long-time supporters like Mosaic, people working, travelling and playing across Saskatchewan continue to have access to critical care when they need it most,” said Andrea Robertson, STARS president and CEO.
STARS has flown hundreds of missions in the new helicopters since receiving its first H145 aircraft in 2019. Thanks to government, community and corporate support, the renewed fleet will be implemented at all six STARS bases across Western Canada later this year.
“These new aircraft are a generational investment in our ability to fight for the lives of Saskatchewanians for decades to come, and we’re incredibly grateful to Mosaic for their financial support to help us reach our goal,” Robertson said.
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.
About The Mosaic Company: With the global population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, food security is an ever-growing challenge that The Mosaic Company will help meet. Our 13,000 women and men in nine operating countries produce and deliver millions of tonnes of responsibly produced phosphate and potash fertilizers from mine to market – nutrients that are vital to feed crops which feed people everywhere – and serve farmers in 40 countries by helping them increase crop yields and improve nutrition for people and animals.
We pursue our mission to help the world grow the food it needs, responsibly and sustainably: We are committed to being good stewards of the environment by reducing our water use and greenhouse gas emissions, good neighbors through strong partnerships with our host communities, and by being a more diverse and inclusive company where every person feels valued and appreciated.