TORONTO, April 10, 2018 /CNW/ - To demonstrate our support following the recent tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior hockey team, Scotiabank is committing $300,000 in support of the people of Humboldt, Saskatchewan and area.
- $50,000 of Scotiabank's donation will be donated to STARS and will go directly towards ensuring they are there for future events and the next patient who needs their services.
- The remaining $250,000 of the donation will be directed as we work closely with the community to determine where the need is greatest.
"Scotiabank extends its deepest condolences and is thinking of everyone impacted by the tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos," says Sloane Muldoon, Senior Vice President, Prairie Region, Scotiabank. "We applaud the efforts of STARS and all first responders and thank them for everything they did at the site of the accident and beyond. The remaining $250,000 will be directed as we work closely with the community to determine where the need is greatest. We stand with the hockey community and Canada in supporting Humboldt now and in the future."
Three STARS helicopters and medical crews from Regina and Saskatoon were dispatched to the Humboldt tragedy. The STARS Emergency Link Centre coordinated, assisted and dispatched resources over an eight hour period, and STARS transport physicians provided hands-on care as well as guidance and assistance remotely.
STARS is funded by individual donors, service groups, corporate donors and government contributions and provides rapid and specialized emergency care and transportation for critically ill and injured patient, operating from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
Scotiabank has had a presence in the Humboldt community for more than 65 years and we remain committed to the people of Humboldt and area. They are our customers, employees, friends, family and fellow Canadians.
At Scotiabank, we aim to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank's goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success. Together with our employees, the Bank supports causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2017, Scotiabank contributed more than $80 million to help our communities around the world.
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For further information: For Media Enquiries Only: Erin Truax, Global Communications, Scotiabank, Erin.Truax@Scotiabank.com, 416.578.9659