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Lions Club donation

Lions Club donation

Jun 17, 2016

It's always a nice surprise to receive donations in a 100% volunteer organization...

So you can imagine how it brightened our day when the Vernon Lions Club recently presented us with a cheque for $1000!

The Vernon Lions Club has been strong supporters of Vernon and the organizations that make it run, for many, many years. And Vernon Search and Rescue has been truly blessed to be included on the list of agencies that they regularly support, which goes directly to the ongoing costs of training and equipment to keep our team operating at it highest level.

At the risk of starting another raging debate about not charging for search and rescue services, one of our recent searches was a prime example of why charging can have the exact opposite effect of what proponents might anticipate.  In that situation, the family chose not to call 911 for fear of having to pay for the service. Instead, they called their friends and neighbours, who spend valuable time attempting their own haphazard search.  Those hours allowed that subject to go much further than they otherwi

Did you know....SEARCH AND RESCUE IN BC IS NO CHARGE!!!

Jun 10, 2016

At the risk of starting another raging debate about not charging for search and rescue services, one of our recent searches was a prime example of why charging can have the exact opposite effect of what proponents might anticipate.

In that situation, the family chose not to call 911 for fear of having to pay for the service. Instead, they called their friends and neighbours, who spend valuable time attempting their own haphazard search.

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