Search and Rescue receives donation

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team recently received

a donation of $5,000 from the Frances C. & William P. Smallwood Foundation.

 Suzy Stockdale, owner of Stockdale Creative in Minden, and chairwoman of

the Smallwood Foundation, provided the donation.

 Douglas County Sheriff's Search and Rescue President Merrilyn Noble stated

"this donation will be used for the purchase and maintenance of much needed

radio communications equipment. This is a significant contribution to our

organization, and we are very appreciative of this support from Suzy

Stockdale and the Smallwood Foundation."

 Search and rescue is an all-volunteer group that is funded primarily by

donations used for the purchase and upkeep of rescue equipment or vehicles.

Members work on back roads and trails, in the desert, in the hills and

mountains, along the Carson River corridor, and up at Lake Tahoe in the

forests and ski resort runs. They provide wilderness and snow rescues and

searches, water searches and swift water rescues, assist during natural

disasters and much more.  Members have saved numerous lives through their

selfless, dedicated work.

 Members are prepared to respond at a moments notice, 24 hours a day, 365

days a year.  Citizens or groups wishing to contribute financially to the

search and rescue team or those interested in learning more about the

program, may or visit or call 782-9930.


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