Deschutes County Search & Rescue Foundation

Mission Reports

Our Mission

The mission of the Foundation is to increase resources, raise funds, and promote public awareness in support of search and rescue volunteer activities conducted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deschutes County Search and Rescue

Testimonial

I want to give you my sincere thanks for saving my life. I was bucked off my horse near Horse Lake in the Sisters Wilderness when he stepped on a hornets’ nest and threw me into a grove of trees.  I broke my back among other things . . . Continue

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Deschutes County Search & Rescue Events

SAR Event Calendar

Come on out and support the Deschutes County SAR at these events. Coming up: Enjoy your favorite brew at the Deschutes Brewery any Tuesday in July during their Community Pint Night.

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors of the Lost Ball Classic Golf Tournament.

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Support SAR

Please consider donating to the Deschutes County Search and Rescue Foundation. Our efforts directly support the men and women who save lives and keep Central Oregon safe.

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Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

The mission of the Foundation is to increase resources, raise funds, and promote public awareness in support of search and rescue volunteer activities conducted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.
The SAR Foundation is a 501C3 organization. Donations to the SAR Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your contributions and support are important and allow us to keep saving lives throughout Deschutes County. We appreciate your kindness and would like to share with you the Donor Bill of Rights.
One of the principle missions of the Deschutes County Search and Rescue Foundation is to provide funds to supplement the Sheriff’s Office budget to support the Search and Rescue volunteers by helping to fund training, and provide necessary equipment and food for search and rescue missions. In 2014 the Foundation provided the following support:

TRAINING

AIARE Level 1 Instructor Training – $745
AIARE Level 1 Instructor Training – $585
AIARE Level 2 Instructor Training – $585
AIARE Level 3 Instructor Training – $1700
AIARE Recertification – $310
International Snow Science Conference – $498
Swiftwater Rescue Training – $1225
Swiftwater Recovery Training – $790
Swiftwater Lifeguard Class – $280
Water and Rope Rescue Training – $730
Participation in SARCON Conference – $199
First Aid/CPR Instructor Costs – $140
American Mountain Guide Training – $600
SAR Academy – $540

SAR EQUIPMENT

Various Equipment for SAR Teams – $3100
Medical Kits – $1000
Operations Software License – $660
Terrain Navigator (Mapping) Fee – $248
SAR Director Software License Fee – $650
Misson Food – $800

OTHER

Police Chaplaincy Donation – $1000
SAR Special Recognition Awards – $1315

Total SAR Support – $17,700

The SAR Foundation is a 501C3 organization. Donations to the SAR Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

President: George Nutwell
Secretary: Monica Melkonian
Treasurer: Patty Hedges
Fundraising: Karen Lite
Speaker’s Bureau: Barry Hebert
Board Member: Mark Tuttle
Board Member: Cindy Armstrong
Special Resource: Carol Sanner, Carrie Hebert,
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Thank You!

On May 21st we held the first annual Lost Ball Classic golf tournament at the Lost Tracks Golf Course. The event was sponsored by Les Schwab, AirLink and NorWest Realty to benefit the Deschutes County Search and Rescue Foundation. There was a full field, with 112 golfers participating in this event, and despite the weather, all participants said that it was one of the most fun tournaments that they have played in. Golf was followed by an evening of food provided by The Pour House, music by Tone Red and the Moon Mountain Ramblers, and a putting contest.  The day began with live music, beer from the Silver Moon Rover, and massages on the driving range, and ended with fireworks being launched over the 9th green as the sun was setting.

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