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Local youths give back to medical services

STARS Air Ambulance is receiving some funds from local youths. The 100 Youth Who Care had their third meeting for the year on October 23 and raised $600 to donate to one of three non-profit organizations.

The organizations for the third event were STARS Air Ambulance, the Salvation Army and the Lloydminster Gospel Fellowship Church Kid Zone. STARS received the most support from the youths.

Founder Jordy Haughian made a trip to the STARS hanger in Calgary to present them with the donation.

“It was amazing and it felt so good to give back and to see STARS for the first time, the helicopters, I actually got to see one fly off into the distance on a call.”

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STARS receives over 35 per cent of its funding through donations and the money will go towards new equipment, training and staff.

The 100 Youth Who Care is made of local youths who donate $10 at every meeting. Haughian says he wanted to do more to help the community and started the organization.

“We try to teach kindness and compassion to all the youth in our community along with giving back.”

The group meets three times a year and will hold its next donation event in February.

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