Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue is receiving a Certificate of Merit at The Sheriff's Office Annual Ceremony tonight, along with many individual law enforcement officers and groups "for their tireless determination in the investigation of the of missing person/homicide investigation of Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude, and for their relentless pursuit and capture of a wanted murderer and his accomplices"
And Life Saving Medals and Awards to SCSO's and SCVSAR's Snohawk10 helicopter crew members who were on two life saving rescues last year.
We are very proud of our dedicated volunteers and their SAR service to Snohomish County and beyond.
For 50 years, they have answered when called and gone out on missions supported by volunteers with thousands of hours of training and specialties. The operations come at a price, though, and the nonprofit Snohomish County Volunteer Search And Rescue (SCVSAR) is looking to keep the outfit going through soliciting donations, grants and time.
This is where the SCVSAR food truck comes in, although the 31-year-old GMC Value Van, which is a former SWAT vehicle, is on its last days of missions. “We are currently faced with — ‘how are going to replace this food truck?’ It’s still running, but it’s failing and it is a critical part of our missions because it helps sustain our volunteers,” said Bill Buck, board vice-president and volunteer. The food truck goes out on nearly every mission. It was a vital part of the Oso Mudslide response because it spent nearly 30 days out with the volunteers.
To learn more about what we do and how you can help, visit the Snohomish County Tribune article below or visit our new website at scvsar.org/ #SAR #SearchAndRescue #SnohomishCounty