STARS Receives $2.5 Million From Mosaic
During a fifth anniversary open house at the STARS Regina base on Thursday The Mosaic Company announced a major gift of $2.5 million to STARS, reinforcing the company's ongoing support of the air ambulance service, and helping to ensure that STARS can continue to save lives across the province. Mosaic has now donated more than $8 million to STARS in Saskatchewan. The company was one of the earliest donors in Saskatchewan, initially providing $5.5 million toward the Regina hangar and a BK 117 helicopter to literally get operations off the ground five years ago.
Mosaic's sizable donation will be directed toward the operation of STARS' helicopter air ambulance bases in Regina and Saskatoon. The provincial government provides approximately 50 per cent of the funds needed to run STARS in Saskatchewan, meaning the STARS Foundation must raise the remaining $10.5 million annually. Since establishing operations in Saskatchewan in 2012, STARS has flown over 4,000 missions to more than 500 communities across the province. These missions would not have been possible without the unwavering support of a wide range of allies including donors, chain of survival partners and the community.