Redhead Equipment, a large Saskatchewan truck and trailer,
construction and agriculture equipment dealer with eight
locations across the province, has enjoyed a lot of success
over the years. It’s something the company and its owners do not take for
granted and there’s a strong commitment to giving back.
The evidence is the number and size of charitable donations made by
Redhead Equipment in recent years. Among the beneficiaries is STARS, a
non-profit air ambulance service that provides critical support in medical
emergencies where helicopter transportation is the best option.
Last October, Redhead Equipment contributed $1 million to STARS
(which stands for Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service), its second $1-million
donation to the organization in the past six years. This is on top of
another $1 million that Redhead Equipment owners Gary and Laura
Redhead personally donated to STARS in 2018.
“Obviously, they feel very supportive of the STARS Air Ambulance organization,”
said Craig Slobodian, corporate construction sales manager
for Redhead Equipment. “Gary and Laura have been very selective in their
charities. They want to pick ones that benefit all of Saskatchewan, because
we do business in every nook and cranny of the province.
“STARS has had a huge impact on the quality of life for the people
Jeri-Lynn Johnston is the director of development in Saskatchewan for
the STARS Foundation, the fundraising arm of the air ambulance service.
“Redhead Equipment has been a partner of STARS from the very beginning,
and we are so grateful for the additional gift of a million dollars that
has been allocated to our mission operations in Saskatchewan,” she said.
According to Johnston, it costs STARS about $21 million a year to operate
two helicopter medivac bases in Saskatchewan.
Redhead Equipment has
donated millions of dollars
in recent years to an
organization that benefits
everyone in Saskatchewan:
STARS Air Ambulance
By Mark Halsall
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF STARS
A flight crew transports a patient in Saskatchewan
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