Valley Search and Rescue (VSAR) is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization based in Kings County which started finding and rescuing lost persons in 1971. We are on call 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Besides Search and Rescue activities, we do woods-proofing classes for children, and are a resource for civil emergencies and natural disasters.
We do receive grants, but a significant portion of our operating budget and equipment must be gained through fundraising and donations. Our major means of fundraising is threefold:
- 50/50 draws - online monthly through the website Rafflebox, and in the summer at the Coldbrook Lion’s weekly BINGO.
- Annual firewood and other prize draws, usually held in the late summer and fall.
- Occasional community events where our help is needed.
Thank you for considering supporting us through a donation or participating in one of our fundraisers - 100% of the money we receive goes directly towards team expenses and equipment.