The Lloydminster Synergy Credit Union presented STARS with a large donation to keep residents safe.
On Tuesday, STARS received a $10,000 cheque from Synergy that will go towards life-saving equipment.
Development Officer of the STARS Foundation, Tammy Beauregard noted what the funds will be going towards within their organization.
“Our greatest need right now is our critical care operations. Fuel, aviation equipment, night vision goggles, medical supplies, ultrasound, blood on board, the life-saving machines that literally make our helicopter an ICU.”
The Synergy Shares program allocates 5 per cent of their net profits towards community projects.
For every email address that signed up for their new platform, the Credit Union donated $1 towards STARS.
Beauregard mentioned the money can go a long way since one IV needle costs $1, STARS could potentially buy 10,000 needles.
“We are super thankful for donors like Synergy who are out there believing in us. The support for STARS right now is absolutely incredible.”
The campaign ended on August 31 with a total of 2,209 registrations.
Credit Union topped up the final amount to $10,000 to continue the support of STARS in the community.
“There’s a few of our team members who have had to use the services of STARS in the past. It’s one of those things that you don’t know you need until you need it. We get behind these growing essential services in our community because it helps to build that social economics that thriving communities have,” said Synergy Credit Union CEO Glenn Stang.
The total missions STARS went on in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba in 2019-2020 add up to 2,969.
On average, the non profit goes on approximately eight missions a day in Western Canada.