Fundraiser and Feature Story

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, our July fundraiser has been a huge success! Because of the numerous donations that we've received, we upped our original goal from $1,000 to $2,000. As of this morning, we're at $1,105, so help us spread the word. We've got 6 days left to achieve our new goal! Our volunteers go out of pocket to purchase a majority of the equipment that's used for training and rescue missions. Your donations help to offset these costs and we couldn't be more thankful for all of the contributions that have been made. Visit our fundraising site to make a donation or click on the Donate button on this page!

Yesterday, Mountain Rescue volunteers were at Mt. Charleston conducting a training session to help hone the team's search skills. The scenario was a missing 14 year old girl who left her campsite after arguing with her parents. MR volunteers worked with Air Support and other agencies to find the girl, who had wandered from the Meadows area down one of the nearby canyons. After finding the girl, volunteers treated injuries and the Air Unit helped to extracted the patient by helicopter. Fox 5 News was on site and captured the following story:

Volunteers participate in 24 training sessions per year that total about 145. Volunteers are also on call 24/7 and respond to rescues in various areas of Southern Nevada. Community involvement is very important to us and we appreciate all of the support that we receive!