Redhead Equipment Announces 2017 Funding Recipient for Field of the Future
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Redhead Equipment Announces 2017 Funding Recipient for Field of the Future Prince Albert, SK – The seeds have already been planted for the 5th year of Redhead Equipment’s Field of the Future initiative in Prince Albert, but the real growth begins today. The company announced that the recipient of this year’s crop proceeds will be Ronald McDonald House Charities Ronald McDonald Family Room in the Prince Albert Victoria Hospital PEDS Unit.
The purpose of the Ronald McDonald Family Room is to provide a space (typically just steps away from their sick child) for families to escape the hospital setting and enjoy the comforts of home in a relaxing environment. The 1300 square foot Family Room in Prince Albert is operated by staff and volunteers of RMHC-SK, open 7 days a week and is the first of its kind in Saskatchewan.
“Support from the Prince Albert community has been overwhelming. Since opening our doors in September 2016, more than 500 families have been welcomed and supported,” said Marcelline Zimmer, Director of Operations RMHC-SK. “All funds donated to the Family Room in Prince Albert stay in Prince Albert and directly support this program’s food, supplies and other expenses. That’s why this donation by Redhead Equipment will be so meaningful in the lives of these families looking for a little bit of normalcy, like a rest with a fresh cup of coffee, a hot shower or a snuggle in the rocking chair with their little one.”
Redhead Equipment’s Field of the Future Initiative began in 2013 as a way to test various crops in the area, but its use has far exceeded those initial benefits. Over four years of the project, the field has raised over $178,000 for local organizations in the Prince Albert community.
“We’ve had great charitable partners for this program every year, but this year’s choice really came through word of mouth,” notes Arron McLean, Agriculture Sales Manager at Redhead Equipment. “We’ve had numerous staff that have used the Family Room and expressed gratitude for it in conversation. Given the Prince Albert Hospital PEDS Unit services the whole northern region; this contribution will assist many of our customers and friends.”
Although the initiative is run by Redhead Equipment, it takes many local partners coming together to truly make this field a success.
“There’s almost too many to name. Lakeland Co-op has been around since the beginning, FCC has provided us with great financial assistance and the grain wouldn’t even leave the field if it wasn’t for Fremont Trucking,” adds McLean.
All parties have already been busy this Spring as this years’ crop features five different wheat varieties that will be compared for how they stand up to the local climate. With what’s been said to be a good looking crop in place, hope is the funds raised this year will flourish just as well.
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About Redhead Equipment
Redhead Equipment provides its customers with more than just heavy equipment – they provide you with a team that is willing to do whatever it takes to keep you productive. Dedicated to the industry since 1948, Redhead Equipment is one of Saskatchewan’s largest heavy equipment dealers. Serving multiple industries with sales, parts, service, rentals and financing solutions, they are your trusted provider of agricultural, construction and heavy truck and trailer equipment. With seven locations province-wide, they’re invested in working alongside you to build and grow better communities. Offering dependable brands, through an honest and reliable experience, they ensure their customers have the right equipment for the job and the ongoing support to keep you up and running.
For more information, visit www.redheadequipment.ca
About Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan
The mandate of Ronald McDonald House Charities -SK is to provide accommodation for families of sick children traveling to Saskatoon to receive medical treatment, but RMHC-SK offers so much more. When children are sick, RMHC-SK gives them what they need most… their families, by providing a caring and comfortable home for them. We truly believe that having family by their side during an illness improves the well being of the child. RMHC-SK prides itself on maintaining a warm, comforting, safe atmosphere where families have the opportunity to connect with other families in similar situations. You’ll often find families enjoying fresh coffee and baking in the community style kitchen sharing their stories. You will never feel alone at the House. Through the doors of our House, you will find families struggling with a child’s fragile health, celebrating the healing of their sick child while at the same time
dealing with the routine necessities of everyday life.
For more information, visit http://www.rmh.sk.ca