Category: Fundraising/Donations

Rotary International – Service Above Self

Rotary International is an association of Service Clubs with 1.2 million members worldwide. Their motto is “Service Above Self” and they support many local, national and international projects and programs that work towards lasting solutions that will improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities. The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Riverside supports many worthwhile projects both at home and abroad such as ShelterBox Canada, Cheshire Homes in Saskatoon, education projects in Saskatoon, Central America and Africa and the eradication of polio worldwide. In supporting Saskatoon Search and Rescue, Riverside Club Secretary Gerry Kraay says “Since missing persons is such...

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Dakota Dunes – Investing in the Future

The Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation (DDCDC) is once again supporting Saskatoon Search and Rescue! In 2013 a grant from the Corporation assisted SSAR in funding the purchase of GPS units. These were invaluable during several search activations this past year, accurately marking areas searched by our members and allowing us to give accurate location information to our search managers and our agencies of jurisdiction. DDCDC has now generously provided funding assistance for our Emergency Communications Project, recognizing the importance of timely assistance and a reliable means of communication in crisis situations. Debbie Dreaver, Community Investment Coordinator, says “Supporting the...

SGI CANADA Supports Saskatoon Search and Rescue

We are thrilled that SGI CANADA has become the first confirmed sponsor of our Emergency Communications Project and they recognize the value that search and rescue services bring to our community. “SGI CANADA is pleased to support Saskatoon Search and Rescue,” said Penny McCune, Vice President of Customer and Distribution Strategy. “I would like to take the opportunity to thank those who volunteer their time and assist Emergency Responders when crisis strikes. SGI CANADA is committed to investing in our communities and responding quickly with assistance when crisis situations arise.” As a corporate citizen, SGI CANADA believes that giving back...

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ShelterBox Donates Decommissioned Tent to SSAR

“Every year, thousands of communities lose their homes, their possessions, and their livelihoods.  For families in affected areas, each day becomes a battle to survive.” ShelterBox Canada provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. Since they began in 2000, they have responded to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency humanitarian aid to communities in need. ShelterBox Ambassador Neil Wylie is one of 85 volunteers across Canada working to promote ShelterBox, raising awareness through speaking engagements, fundraising events and generating local interest. Through a personal...