2017 Telephone Fundraiser

Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Inc. Kicks off Their 2017 Fundraising Campaign

The Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team, an all-volunteer auxiliary unit of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting their 2017 fundraising phone solicitation. This fundraising campaign will kick off the month of January, 2017 and will be continuing through July, 2017.

Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Inc. is one of the most active SAR teams in California.  In calendar year 2016 their volunteers responded to 107 incidents, participated in 175 exercises, and committed over 7,340 hours of service to the citizens of Butte County.  These Search and Rescue Volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and respond to many different types of incidents, including searches for lost or missing persons, technical/over the edge rescues, air rescues, swift water and dive rescues, mountain and remote area rescues, wild-land fire and flood evacuations, as well as providing assistance to local law enforcement agencies.  These dedicated individuals take time away from home, work, family and friends to respond to these emergencies.

Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Inc. is very grateful to the citizens of Butte County for their continued support over the past 56 years.  This past year, some of the donations received were used to upgrade the drive train on the team’s Sno-Cat, purchase Astro GPS K9 collars, construct improvements to the team’s radio communication system, and replacement of some of the team’s over the edge technical rescue gear.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team has a sizeable number of vehicles and rolling stock that are used on Search and Rescue incidents.  Donations from the community help purchase and maintain critical equipment that include two primary rescue vehicles (Rescue 5 and Support 1), two command vehicles (Command 1 and MCC), two snowmobiles, two off-road Ranger utility vehicles (one with tracks for snow operations), a tracked ARGO (deep snow operations), a Sno-Cat (deep snow operations) two rescue watercraft, one flat-bottom jet boat and one inflatable rescue boat.

Additionally, the Team maintains a technical rescue/over the edge and swift-water rescue equipment cache.  Last, but certainly not least, the Team has been developing a county-wide radio communication network, that when fully implemented, will allow for a fully functioning communication system, even in the most remote areas of Butte County.  

It should be noted that over the past few years an organization called Search and Rescue Charities, Inc has solicited donations in Butte County and other areas.  That organization is not affiliated with the Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, and none of the proceeds received by that organization go to the Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Inc.  To ensure that Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Inc is the beneficiary of your donation, please make your donations payable to Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Inc., and mail to:

 

Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 542
Chico, CA 95927

Or

Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Inc
56 Hanover Lane
Suite 300
Chico, CA 95973

If the public should have any concerns about a phone or mail solicitation on behalf of Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Inc, or would like more information regarding the Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team, please call (530) 895-6577 and leave a voice mail, email public (at) buttesar.org or they can visit us online at www.buttesar.org.