As an all volunteer, Search and Rescue organization, OSAR receives no budgeted government funding and is not sponsored by any other organization. Financially, we rely 100% your donations. Search & rescue gear, training and supplies are expensive and a donation from you allows us to provide our team of volunteers the training and gear they need to get the job done. Other expenses covered by donations are less glamorous but just as necessary. These include liability insurance, government licenses & fees, and promotional/educational items. Every little bit helps.
If you do chose to donate to OSAR, save your receipt for the taxman. We are a 501 (c) (3) organization and therefore your donation is tax deductible.