The essential, life-saving services STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) provides will now be further supported in western Canada thanks to a $100,000 donation from CCS Corporation.
"Many of our employees live and work in rural communities, so there is a natural link to support an organization such as STARS," said John Gibson, president and CEO, CCS Corporation. "The unique ability of STARS air ambulance to provide a rapid response to emergencies and transport injured workers to the appropriate medical facilities is an essential part of our emergency response plans for many of our worksites."
Deb Close, president, Concord Well Servicing, a division of CCS Corporation, today presented a larger-than-life cheque on CTV Morning Live to Andrea Robertson, president and chief operating officer, STARS, at its airport hangar.
"Thank you to CCS Corporation for this very significant contribution to STARS," said Robertson. "Your support helps us to carry out our daily mission of providing a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for the critically ill and injured."
"At CCS, we are dedicated to the health and well-being of our communities and this is just one more way we can help support our employees' passion to make their communities better places to live and work," said Close. "It's inspiring to be here today and to shake hands with the hardworking individuals who commit their time and energy to saving the lives of people who need medical care quickly."
STARS is a non-profit, charitable organization. About 75 per cent of its funding needs in Alberta are met through donations, like the one from CCS Corporation, and 25 per cent of operational funding through a collaborative agreement with Alberta Health Services. STARS operates in Alberta, but is expanding its services into Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
About CCS Corporation
CCS Corporation is one of North America's largest providers of energy and environmental solutions to the oil-and-gas sector. Based in Calgary, Alberta, the privately-held company has more than 4,100 employees with operations across Canada and the United States. Through four major operating divisions, CCS provides customers with a unique, integrated proposition that addresses environmental and waste management issues throughout the oil-and-gas lifecycle, from exploration to abandonment. CCS delivers its comprehensive portfolio of innovative environmental and waste management services through a network of state-of-the-art facilities and an extensive array of specialized assets.
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