July 17th, 2018

South Country Co-op presents $13,500 cheque to HALO

By Jeremy Appel on October 6, 2017.

Employees from South Country Co-op presented a $13,500 cheque, fundraised from Fuel Good Day, to HALO air ambulance, with a HALO helicopter flying in the background.--NEWS PHOTO JEREMY APPEL

Medicine Hat News

A HALO helicopter flew in the background as South Country Co-op presented a $13,500 cheque to the air ambulance service on Thursday.

The funds were raised from the Western Canada-wide Fuel Good Day on Sept. 19, where five cents from every litre of fuel sold went to a charity of each regional Co-op’s choice.

Mike Clement, South Country Co-op CEO, said HALO was the right choice for them because of where it operates geographically.

“HALO helicopters cover all of South Country Co-op’s locations across southern Alberta,” he said.

South Country Co-op marketing and community relations manager Carmen Hudson added that the ambulance service depends upon donations like theirs.

“They are not publicly-funded, like STARS is, so they rely completely on donations like what we’re making today to keep them in the air and save the lives of people in our area,” said Hudson.

This was the inaugural year of Fuel Good Day but it won’t be the last.

“We look forward to doing it again next year,” Clement said. “It’s a promotion that we’re going to be doing on an annual basis, assisting charities that benefit our local communities.”

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