Redhead Equipment Plants a Seed to Help Families in Need
Prince Albert, SK – Reaping the rewards of harvest is always a special time, but it’s even more special when those rewards can help families in need. In its fifth year, Redhead Equipment’s Field of the Future Initiative planted two strains of wheat to compare their characteristics, but more importantly, to raise money for local charity. Today Redhead Equipment donated $23,803.62 from their harvest to this years’ recipient, Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan (RMHC-SK) in support of the Ronald McDonald Family Room in the Prince Albert Victoria Hospital PEDS Unit.
“We are incredibly humbled to receive this financial support from Redhead Equipment,” 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. The funding from Redhead Equipment will provide a significant boost to our ongoing operations which will enable us to continue to provide a space of respite and quiet.”
In only one short year since opening its door, the Prince Albert Family Room has already supported over 700 families from across northern Saskatchewan. Providing a venue for parents to refresh with a hot shower, take a nap and then go and grab a coffee and a light snack has proven the Family Room Space is making a difference and having a positive impact.
Choosing RMHC-SK as this year’s recipient was particularly important to the staff at Redhead Equipment’s Prince Albert location. “The Family Room and the hospital’s PEDs Unit has been a critical lifeline to a number of our staff, family, friends and customers,” says Arron McLean, Agriculture Sales Manager at Redhead Equipment. “Providing support to families in their time of need is incredibly rewarding.”
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 the past five years, this initiative has provided over $201,000 to local charities and community organizations in the Prince Albert Area.
Redhead Equipment is deeply grateful to all staff, sponsors and supporters who continually make each year’s crop possible. Special thanks to Lakeland Co-op, FCC, Fremont Trucking, SeCan, Alliance Seed, Decisive Farming, FP Genetics, DuPont, Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences, BASF, MacDon and MarkIt Signs.
Media may contact:
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Sales Manager, Agriculture
Director of Operations
Ronald McDonald House Charities SK
306-244-5700 Ext. 113
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 Saskatchewan (RMHC-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 homelike environment 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