This year we continued our great history of supporting Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council volunteers with a donation of $5,000. This is our seventh annual donation to Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council. In total, we’ve donated over $65,000 dollars! This year’s donation will be used to purchase 15 much-needed GPS units, as well as new tires for a communications vehicle. Sherri Magdlen, Regional Director of Development says “We are so very grateful for the funds provided to Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council by Clackamas Federal Credit Union. We are always raising money and are so lucky to have their support.”
Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council is compromised of nine Oregon County Sheriff offices, volunteer rescue teams, and other collaborators that work together to cover a large region of the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association. Together they coordinate and improve search and rescue missions throughout our region. In addition to risking their lives, their volunteers give thousands of hours of time (often using personal vacation time), purchase their own equipment, and pay for their own gas and vehicles that are used for rescue missions. Without government funding, Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council relies on the generosity of its volunteers and private donations.
“It is our pleasure to support Mt. Hood Search and Rescue with this donation, said Clackamas CEO Aaron Goff, “They provide a critical service to the County, often at their own peril and expense. I continue to be amazed at what these rescue personnel go through and how frequently they are called upon to save a life or recover a loved one.”