Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:18

SEASAR gets some financial assistance; AGM Sept. 28

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A donation of $5,000 from South Country Co-op Limited is providing a critical lifeline for a local search and rescue group.
 


Paul Carolan, president of South Eastern Alberta Search and Rescue (SEASAR) says the donation will help the group sustain search, rescue, and preventative SAR services across the region.
 
“It isn’t unusual for people to think that we’re a paid service, or that the governments pays our bills. In fact, we’re 100 percent volunteer and almost all of our funding come from strong community partners like South Country Co-op.”
 
The past few months have been busy for SEASAR, with 17 active calls from police or RCMP. The group also commits hundreds of hours of training, in addition to maintaining an array of equipment including trucks, jet boat, mobile command centre, and sophisticated communications capacity.
 
“We’re very grateful for the support of South County Co-op,” Carolan says. “They are wonderful people with a true sense of community. I know their donation will be put to good use in the months ahead.”
 
SEASAR’s General Meeting is Thursday September 28, in the Medicine Hat Police Community Room. South Country Co-op will present at 8 p.m.
 

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