Mosaic donates $5.5 million to STARS in Saskatchewan
STARS will begin transporting critically ill and injured patients in southern Saskatchewan this spring, thanks in large part to generous donors like The Mosaic Company.
With a $5.5 million donation to funding a hangar and BK117 helicopter, based out of Regina, the company has reaffirmed its commitment to the safety of its employees in Saskatchewan, more than half of whom live in rural settings.
“Safety is an important part of our corporate culture,” said Brad DeLorey, director of public affairs at Mosaic. “By continuing to support instrumental programs like STARS, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for our employees and the communities in which they live.”
In addition to continued investment in its employees, DeLorey said Mosaic is proud to help contribute to a program that will provide better, more timely access to medical services – especially in the event of an emergency.
“As a proud part of the Saskatchewan landscape, we are dedicated to helping provide the people of this province with the best medical services possible, services that will ultimately save lives.”
Mosaic has a long and proud history of supporting health initiatives in Saskatchewan, including the creation of Regina’s Mosaic Heart Centre, partnering with the Town of Esterhazy for its St. Anthony’s Hospital revitalization project and providing ongoing support for the development of the first children’s hospital in the province.
“We look at opportunities where we can continue to be good corporate citizens, where we can help communities and their residents,” DeLorey explained. “It’s exciting for a company like Mosaic, with a long history in this province, to develop a special relationship with STARS, one that will enable us to provide a new service to the people of Saskatchewan.”
Rod Gantefoer, executive vice president of the STARS Foundation, said it’s inspiring to see a company embrace a program that will not only benefit their employees, but the greater community as well.
“Helicopter air ambulance is going to make a difference in the lives of Saskatchewan residents and we are grateful for Mosaic’s incredible support as we embark on this exciting new initiative.”
The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated potash and phosphate crop nutrients. The company has three potash mines in southern Saskatchewan, including the world’s largest mine in Esterhazy.