Where do your donations go and how are they used?
RASAR, like most Search & Rescue teams in Virginia, is a non-profit, all volunteer group. RASAR members donate their personal time to train, purchase their own gear and provide their own transportation to and from rescue missions, monthly drills and meetings. We also attend public relations events, offer the “Lost—But Found Safe and Sound” program to scouts, schools and other groups. We are on call 24-7, 365 days a year.
RASAR relies solely on fund-raising events and donations to support the purchase of team equipment and cover operating costs. Search and rescue operations require specialized equipment including team communications equipment (radios and related gear) and evacuation equipment (litter, blankets, webbing, rope and related gear) which are purchased and maintained by the team.
If you would like to help RASAR but are unable to participate directly in our activities, please consider making a financial contribution. We would be grateful for your support. Here are a few ways you can donate:
AmazonSmile: When you shop through AmazonSmile and select Rockingham-August Search & Rescue, Amazon donates a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to RASAR. Use the link below to connect to AmazonSmile.
Mail a donation:
Rockingham-Augusta Search & Rescue
P.O. Box 304
Bridgewater, VA 22812
Please make checks or money orders payable to RASAR.
RASAR is a 501-c3 non-profit organization and all contributions are fully tax deductible.
Many thanks for your support!
RASAR would like to recognize and thank the following donors for their generous support:
Woodmen of the World, Camp 167
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Elliot's Knob Aerie #680
Whitewave Foods, Mt. Crawford
GIANT Food Stores
Staunton Elks Lodge #351
Jeff's PX, Harrisonburg
Dr. Nadia Kuley
Clover Hill Ruritans
A special thank-you to those who donated in memory of Jim Lambert, long-time RASAR member and friend:
Henry & Dorice Graham
Michael & Beverly Earman
C.Z. & D.C. Moyers
Terry & Linda Looney
Virginia & Richard Holsinger
Mr. Robert Kerin
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Misar
Aircraft & Medical Instruments
The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge
Walkabout Outfitter Harrisonburg