Friday, 22 June 2012

Rotary supports two organizations

(L-R) RM of Coalfields Reeve Stan Lainton, Estevan City Councillor Roy Ludwig, Rotary Club of Estevan president Tyler Knibbs, St. Joseph's Hospital CEO Greg Hoffort and RM of Benson Councillor Larry Mack participated in a cheque presentation for the new STARS Air Ambulance helipad. 

(L-R) Rotary Club of Estevan president Tyler Knibbs presented a cheque to Hearthstone Community Campaign chair Vern Buck.

The Rotary Club of Estevan was proud to continue their support for one organization, and make a cheque presentation to another, during our annual Lobsterfest on June 8.
Rotary presented cheques to the new Hearthstone Community Campaign, which is trying to construct a new regional nursing home in Estevan, and the Regional Health Care Committee, which is constructing a new helipad for the STARS Air Ambulance.

The club and the foundation each donated $10,000 to Hearthstone.
Rotary announced last year that it would contribute a total of $100,000 over five years to the new nursing home. The donation works out to $10,000 a year, over five years, from both the club and the foundation. The presentation on June 8 marked the second payment to Hearthstone from the Rotary club and its foundation. 

The Regional Health Care Committee received $20,000 from the club. The money will be directed towards a helipad for the STARS Air Ambulance. Construction is underway on the helipad, which is near St. Joseph's Hospital.
The donation from Rotary will take care of all of the money that the health committee had to raise for the helipad. Contributions from the provincial government and work-in-kind donations meant that the committee had to raise $20,000 of the estimated $500,000 cost.

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