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Search & Rescue Seeks Donations For Fundraiser

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Search and RescueSo That Others May Live

MARIPOSA – Search & Rescue is always there when someone needs their assistance. Now they are asking for help from the community.

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team is having their annual fundraiser on May 4, and are asking for financial donations or items for silent and live auctions.“We are an all-volunteer team, and most of us provide our own equipment, ranging from GPS units to backpacks, climbing harnesses and headlamps,” says Neal Bolton, volunteer for SAR.

“Our team – which includes high school students, working adults and retired folks – trains several times each month and responds to a wide variety of call-outs during the year,” says Bolton. “Our volunteers bring various skills that include: emergency medical training, engineering, communication, navigation, dive training, tracking and back-country survival.

This annual fundraiser event helps the SAR team purchase additional specialized equipment for technical, swift-water and dive rescue.

Mariposa County SAR performs search and rescue actions throughout the County, and also provides mutual aid to other SAR teams throughout California.

This fundraiser event is being organized through the Team Coordinator, Sergeant Chris Ramirez, and will be held on May 4 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Building A.

Demonstrations will start at 5 p.m., and a chicken & rib dinner, prepared by the Lions Club, will be served at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 and will go toward support of Search & Rescue.

The SAR team is a non-profit organization with a 501c(3) status. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Tax Identification Number is 010641003. You will be provided with a receipt for your donation.

If you are able to help with this project – and help save lives – please contact Kristie or Andrea at the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office at 209-966-3615 for more information and tickets.

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