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Thank You For Your Considered Support

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If you’d prefer to write a check in tribute to keeping Central Oregon safe and support the amazing volunteers at Deschutes County Search & Rescue please make check payable to:

Deschutes County Search & Rescue Foundation
P.O. Box 5722
Bend, OR 97708

Your contributions and support are important and allow us to continue saving lives throughout Deschutes County. The SAR Foundation Board pledges to:

  • Keep you informed of the Foundation’s mission, of the way the Foundation intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • Keep you informed of the identity of those serving on the Foundation’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • Ensure you have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  • Remain assured that your donation will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • Receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition of gratitude.
  • Be assured that information regarding your donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • Have confidence that all relationships with individuals representing the Foundation will be professional in nature.
  • Feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The SAR Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to the SAR Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank You!

Thanks to Jon Weber and the entire staff at 10 Barrel Brewing for hosting the fundraiser on March 31st.  This has been the fourth straight year that 10 Barrel has generously hosted a fundraiser event for us – proceeds from these events help pay for equipment and training for the Search and Rescue volunteers.  Thank you 10 Barrel – we could not do our mission without support from generous community sponsors like you!

Where the Money Goes

One of the principal 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 the necessary equipment and food for search and rescue missions. The SAR Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donations to the SAR Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

In 2017 the Foundation provided the following support:

Training

  • Wilderness Medicine Field Guides for Medical Support Levels trainees – $ 248
  • SAR Academy Training – $1,290
  • WASAR Conference Registration – $130
  • Oregon EMT/Paramedic License Renewal – $370
  • Swiftwater Field Guides – $ 1,160
  • Swiftwater Mission Management waterproof booklets – $ 467

SAR Equipment

  • Polaris Ranger XP – $ 36,350
  • Unmanned Aircraft Syster w/ Flir and Accessories – $ 27,708
  • Charmac V-nose ATV trailer – $ 8,949
  • Two FLIR Thermal Monoculars – $ 6,838
  • Titaniam rescue litter – $ 2,924
  • Tether switches & grip guides for Snowmobile team – $ 1,650
  • Fat bike tire and frame for rescue litter – $ 1,400
  • Four hypothermia bags for medical team -$ 1,342
  • Reverse camera & monitor for Ranger – $ 858
  • New whiteboards & supplies for Logistics team – $ 708
  • Hangers for swiftwater dry suits – $ 111
  • Solar powered trailer vent for Swiftwater trailer – $ 44.01
  • AVENZA map subscription for field team leaders -$ 60

Other

  • Police Chaplaincy Donation – $1,000
  • Mission & meeting food – $ 1,324
  • Awards & recognition party for SAR members & families – $ 808

Total SAR Support – $95,697

In 2016 the Foundation provided the following support:

Training

  • AIARE Level 3 Avalanche Training Course – $100
  • International Snow Science Workship conference for SAR member – $600
  • K9 CPR and first aid training for Dog Team – $ 390
  • Wilderness Medicine Field Guides for Medical Support Levels trainees – $ 312
  • SAR Academy Training – $645
  • Humane Remains Detection & Trailing classes for canines – $150
  • Small party self rescue class for Mountain Rescue team – $95
  • WASAR Conference Registration – $920
  • Diver tender Training travel – $75

SAR Equipment

  • Solar powered trailer vent for Swiftwater trailer – $ 44
  • Terrain Navigator Pro license renewal – $ 124
  • Fabricated custom camper shell for Medical team truck – $ 2,787
  • Modifications to snomo gear sled – $ 1,055
  • Four Spot Gen 3 locators for SAR teams – $ 300
  • Six sleeping bags & 3 tarps for patient packaging kits – $ 217

 

Other

  • Special Recognition Jackets for 5-Years of Service by SAR Volunteers – $450
  • Logo/embroider of Arc’teryx jackets for SAR members – $ 150
  • Mission & meeting food – $ 1,436
  • Awards & recognition party for SAR members & families – $ 576
  • Mission and meeting food for SAR members – $ 1,324
  • Miscellaneous purchases – $ 190

Total SAR Support – $10,616

In 2015 the Foundation provided the following support:

Training

  • AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Instructor Course – $495
  • National Cave Rescue Instructor Course – $450
  • International Technical Rescue Symposium – $490
  • UTS Tracker Level 1 Training – $300
  • SAR Medical In-House Training – $254
  • AIARE Annual Recertification – $250
  • K9 Training for Locating the Dead – $150
  • SARCON Registration Fee – $140
  • WASAR Conference Registration – $95
  • Oregon EMT License Renewal – $55

SAR Equipment

  • Neptune Dive Mask and Decontamination System for Dive Team- $7,462
  • Mirage Snowmobile Trailer – $7,000
  • Aluminum Snowmobile Sled – $4,500
  • Flat Screen Monitor with Bluetooth Keyboard for Incident Command Center – $3,860
  • Four Drysuits for Swiftwater Team – $3,666
  • 13-foot Whitewater Rescue Raft for Swiftwater Team – $2,246
  • Advanced Rescue Litter for Mountain Rescue Team – $1,770
  • Annual Renewal Fee for D4H Software – $660
  • Mission Food – $626
  • Pelican Lights for Swiftwater Team – $506
  • Climbing Harnesses and Gear for Mountain Rescue Team – $530
  • Annual License Fee for Terrain Navigator Pro – $372
  • Annual Subscription Fee for I Am Responding software – $350
  • Underwater Lights and Battery for Swiftwater Team – $290
  • Headlights for Snowmobile Team – $280
  • Curaplex Resuscitators for Medical Team – $237
  • Mountain Rescue Sleds for Ski Team – $206
  • Emergency Drinking Water and Flashlights for Air Ops Drop Bags – $52

Other

  • Police Chaplaincy Donation – $1,000
  • Special Recognition Jackets for 5-Years of Service by SAR Volunteers – $828

Total SAR Support – $39,120

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
  • Swift Water Rescue Training – $1225
  • Swift Water Recovery Training – $790
  • Swift Water 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
  • Mission Food – $800

Other

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

Total SAR Support – $17,700