Donate to Support PVSART

We are 100% funded by donations!

A nighttime carry out mission

The Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization and accepts online donations through PayPal to support our operating costs and team equipment expenses. Our tax ID number is 20-2864278

You can also donate by mailing a check to:
PO Box 632
Franconia, NH 03580

What does a Search and Rescue Team Cost?

Yearly, several thousand dollars in operating expenses are required to safely field a SAR team. These costs include, but are not limited to:

  • A computerized call-out system that dispatches volunteers to the rescue location
  • State-required non-profit filing fees
  • Necessary equipment upkeep and purchases
  • Food/beverage supplies for the team’s several trainings per year

No money is provided to individual team members for their service or their equipment.

In addition to annual operating costs, we have some team equipment that needs updating and/or repair including:

  • a litter
  • ropes
  • GPS devices
  • avalanche terrain packs (beacon, probe, shovel)
  • emergency bivvy shelters
  • first aid equipment and supplies.

We receive no funding from the State, not even from the HikeSafe card program. Any donations received will be used to help others in need.

Thank you for your support!

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