Search and Rescue Volunteers Need a New Snowcat
The life the Search and Rescue Posse saves could be yours…
Information from the Search and Rescue Sheriff’s Posse:
In the last year the Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Search and Rescue Sheriff’s Posse, has successfully rescued more than 30 people in extreme snow conditions in rural areas of Humboldt County. It is the responsibility of the Sheriff’s Office to perform these rescues and they rely heavily on the Sheriff‘s Volunteer Posse to assist.
It is with these types of rescues in mind that we are seeking funds for an required and necessary equipment upgrade. Currently the county relies on a 40-year old snowcat to perform these rescue operations. The snowcat that we’re using is undependable, unsafe, currently broken down. As the commander of the Posse, safety is of the utmost importance. In our current situation I cannot guarantee the safety of my team or the individuals that we are asked to rescue. Replacement of the snowcat is critical to continue our level of service and we are looking to our community partners for any assistance you may be able to provide.
The Posse has been saving money for years in hopes of purchasing the new equipment. Recently the Board of Supervisors generously approved a significant funding allocation towards a new snowcat. This County funding, along with the money the Posse and the Sheriff’s Office has saved has left us approximately $30,000 short of the total purchase price of $162,500. Any contribution that you are able to make would be greatly appreciated.
All donations are tax deductible [#68-0045952] and can be directly deposited at any Coast Central Credit Union to the account titled “SAR Snowcat Fund“. Checks can also be made out to “Humboldt Sheriff’s Posse inc.” and mailed to [Humboldt Sheriff Posse, Inc PO Box 410 Eureka Ca 95502.]” Thank you to consider our request. Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional information.
Commander Bryan Raskin