Vision Credit Union director Ernie Duchscherer presented STARS founder, Dr. Greg Powell, with a $100,000 cheque at the 25th annual Friends of STARS dine and dance event in Camrose on Nov. 3. Also pictured are members of the Camrose Friends of STARS Board and STARS flight crew. Contributed photo

Vision Credit Union director Ernie Duchscherer presented STARS founder, Dr. Greg Powell, with a $100,000 cheque at the 25th annual Friends of STARS dine and dance event in Camrose on Nov. 3. Also pictured are members of the Camrose Friends of STARS Board and STARS flight crew. Contributed photo

Vision Credit Union donates $100,000 for air ambulance

Funds go towards STARS fleet renewal campaign

CAMROSE – Vision Credit Union joined the fight for life by pledging $100,000 over five years towards STARS’ fleet renewal campaign. Vision Credit Union director Ernie Duchscherer presented STARS founder, Dr. Greg Powell, with a cheque at the 25th annual Friends of STARS dine and dance event in Camrose.

“We are honoured to support STARS’ in their efforts to replace their fleet,” said Vision Credit Union CEO Steve Friend. “With branches throughout Alberta, our members truly appreciate knowing that in emergency situations, STARS is there. We challenge all other financial institutions to do the same.”

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“Thank you so much to Vision Credit Union for its generous gift and for being one of the first fleet renewal supporters,” said Andrea Robertson, president and CEO, STARS. “This gift is very special to us as we raise funds to purchase nine new helicopters to support our fight for life across Western Canada. The new fleet is an investment in our future, helping us continue to provide critical care services for our children, grandchildren and beyond.”

Vision Credit Union’s community investment program supports worthwhile organizations that are important to our members. Several Vision Credit Union staff members sit on the Camrose Friends of STARS board.

STARS’s first new, specially-equipped Airbus H145 aircraft will arrive in Alberta in the spring of 2019.