South Coun­try Co-op do­nates $5K to SEASAR

Medicine Hat News - - HOMETOWN NEWS -

South Coun­try Co-op pro­vided a $5,000 do­na­tion to South East Al­berta Search and Res­cue on Thurs­day.

SEASAR pres­i­dent Paul Carolan said the do­nate will be of much as­sis­tance to the group in its search, res­cue and pre­ven­ta­tive ser­vices through­out the re­gion.

“It isn’t un­usual for peo­ple to think that we’re a paid ser­vice, or that the gov­ern­ments pay our bills,” Carolan said. “In fact, we’re 100 per cent vol­un­teer and al­most all of our fund­ing come(s) from strong com­mu­nity part­ners like South Coun­try Co-op.”

He added that he is “very grate­ful” for the co-op’s support.

“They are won­der­ful peo­ple with a true sense of com­mu­nity,” said Carolan. “I know their do­na­tion will be put to good use in the months ahead.”

SEASAR had 17 ac­tive calls from lo­cal po­lice ser­vices or RCMP this sum­mer. They also spend much time and re­sources train­ing vol­un­teers and main­tain­ing equip­ment.

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