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 dcsar.co.douglas.nv.us or call 782-9930.