What is My Donation Used For?
King County Search And Rescue Association (KCSARA) conducts a number of fundraising efforts annually. Proceeds from these events benefit the local programs and services provided throughout our community.
Your support of KCSARA enables us to ensure continuity of service for the critical, on-going, everyday needs of our neighbors. Services such as: searching for missing children and adults in urban areas throughout King County, rescuing lost and injured recreationists in our forests and wilderness, and locating critical evidence at crime scenes for local law enforcement.
Some specific projects we have in the near future include:
- Purchasing, outfitting and installing a storage container for mission and training equipment at Eastside Fire Rescue
- Preparing for the upcoming SAR Academy, providing required recurring certification training for members
- Updating our callout system in the face of declining regional pager company coverage
- Disbursements to units based on their activity levels for funding of their equipment and operations requirements
Donations received in conjunction with a particular incident, or activity, are distributed according to the expressed intentions of the donors. Where the donors have not expressed such intentions, the funds are distributed to each KCSARA member Unit that participated in the activity as specified in our corporate bylaws.
King County Search And Rescue Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization; Federal EIN 91-1331555. Our charitable solicitation program is registered with the State of Washington. Donations are tax deductable to the extent allowed by law.
Our current budget is available for public review. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.