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DESERT GROUP SEARCH AND RESCUE VOLUNTEERS

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Search & Rescue Squads

Mission: FUND DESERT GROUP SEARCH & RESCUE

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful group. I see them all the time when we go out to the desert. They have given us maps of the area and really nice emergency contact cards!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Please support this group. I've seen them in action, and they do a great job! They give up their holidays and weekends to provide support when needed!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with this group. All proceeds goes towards the supplies we need to continue helping people in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Desert Search & Rescue Team are all volunteers that only get funds from donations and fundraising! They need your help!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization! They helped my family when my son got injured out in Jawbone!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you like playing in the desert, these are the people that come when you get lost or hurt! All volunteers. We need to support.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great group of all volunteers! Everyone should support these guys.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Desert Group Search and Rescue Volunteers always give a 100% whatever they are doing or participating in. They are asked to return to support a number of different events.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They show an exceptional way of caring for individuals

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Desert Search & Rescue are all Volunteers! They've helped thousands of people over the years. They work mainly in the desert of Eastern Kern County in California. This is a great group to support!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Desert Group Search and Rescue Volunteers is extremely proactive and is made up of a well functioning group of unselfish people that give up their time, energy, and even money to help others especially being able to leave the safety of their home and families to risk their own lives to rescue someone they have never met and / or provide answers to love ones. They provide resources and skills that most people would not do for a living for free because it is a important resource that the community needs at its weakest point. In the their support area, most of the terrain is remote and difficult to get there by standard vehicles that even a majority of police and emergency services vehicles can not get to, leading to more specific training and equipment for the required need of the community that is not cheap and / or easily available for non-profit organizations.

The funding the group receives and raises goes directly to resources they need from medical supplies, life saving training, vehicle maintenance, etc. Not one penny goes to someone’s salary, everyone in this group is a volunteer. The volunteers participate in varies activities to schools, desert clean-up, etc. to educate the public about safety (e.g. passing out identifications, maps) and off-road activities since medical services are normally over a hour away when an accident does happen.

Thank you for reviewing this write up because this group is an amazing group of volunteers and any funding that can be provided to them will be greatly appreciated and used in the community.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Desert Group Search and Rescue Volunteers is extremely proactive and is made up of a well functioning group of unselfish people that give up their time, energy, and even money to help others especially being able to leave the safety of their home and families to risk their own lives to rescue someone they have never met and / or provide answers to love ones. They provide resources and skills that most people would not do for a living for free because it is a important resource that the community needs at its weakest point. In the their support area, most of the terrain is remote and difficult to get there by standard vehicles that even a majority of police and emergency services vehicles can not get to, leading to more specific training and equipment for the required need of the community that is not cheap and / or easily available for non-profit organizations.

The funding the group receives and raises goes directly to resources they need from medical supplies, life saving training, vehicle maintenance, etc. Not one penny goes to someone’s salary, everyone in this group is a volunteer. The volunteers participate in varies activities to schools, desert clean-up, etc. to educate the public about safety (e.g. passing out identifications, maps) and off-road activities since medical services are normally over a hour away when an accident does happen.

Thank you for reviewing this write up because this group is an amazing group of volunteers and any funding that can be provided to them will be greatly appreciated and used in the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very helpful in many aspects. Involved not only in helping save lives and bringing lost loved ones home safely, DSAR is also very involved with community service, traffic control during multiple yearly parades and local events spread out through out the high desert.

Steven P.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I were riding in the desert my wife had an accident and we met the desert Sar team they were very professional and considerent and professinal that we decided to join the team we have been a part of the team now for aboutfour years now.and have been a proud member since joining the team

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

they are fabulous. willing to distribute id cards for all bikers and 4 wheelers to play safe. always ready on holidays to aid the injured. willing to go out and search for hikers in the freezing nights for city slickers wearing not enough clothes or not carrying water. the investment of time is amazing. when I have interacted they have been extremely professional.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great group made up of solely volunteers. Our family goes out to the Jawbone area during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We come to this area for the great sites to see and also knowing there is emergency services that is quickly available especially when medical support is over a hour away and even if they can get the area. I will not allow my kids to go out to the area without them in the area because of there being no reliable cell service in area. We have stopped at their campsite mostly for maps so we do not get lost or for some srcaps that look bad but were not bad enough to go to the hospital. Accidents do not schedule appointments and we want to be able to get life saving resources if there is a horrible accident. If any funding can be provided to this team, it would proved a life saving resource to the community that needs it the most.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful group. Our family goes out to Dove Springs at all major holidays and anytime we just need to get away. Its a much better experience knowing we have a group that will provide medical aid if anyone gets hurt when we are out there. When they are not at Dove Springs, it take at least 45 minutes for any first responders to get out there. We have unfortunately needed their help on a few occasions. They provide a wonderful service at no charge. This is truly an amazing group of people.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Desert Group Search and Rescue Volunteers are wonderful group of people who go above and beyond to volunteer their time to help those in need from providing first aid to injured people on holiday weekends to finding people who are lost in the desert. These people leave their loved ones at all hours of day and night to go out and help total strangers, not for money but out of the simple kindness in their hearts.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Desert group has shown me that they are committed to helping people both in the field and in educating the public. They are always willing to go to schools and demonstrate off road safety . They spend every holiday camping in the field to be on hand to help riders faster. In the world of accidents every second counts. They support several communities with traffic control, education, safety trainings. In my observation the Desert group is far more active than any other SAR group I have seen.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When dirt bike riders or hikers travel far out in the desert riding dirt bikes or exploring nature and get injured or lost, commercial ambulance companies cant reach them due to the rough and unforgiving terrain. This is when Search and rescue volunteers leave the safety of their home and families to risk their own lives to rescue someone they have never met. These rescue volunteers use their own equipment and money never asking for anything in return.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This program provides a great service to our local communities. Most folks in our area are all very happy to have us around and feel better having first responders. We live kind of remote and police and Sheriff are not located in our community so having first responders available and seeing them around the community makes us feel better about our community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing group of unselfish people who give of their time and energy to assist others in need. Our desert group is always available on holiday weekends to assist desert riders and dwellers with medical and rescues if and when needed, this could be just as small as handing out maps of the desert or as large as looking for lost family members. We also provide community services such as the Grand Fondo, school events, military events, and national nite outs for the purpose of letting folks know about what the Desert Search and Rescue is all about and how we fit into each and every life we come into contact with. Our group is highly and constantly trained in life saving first aide, tracking, riding, as well as the care and maintenance of our equipment. Friendships are made within our group that last a lifetime. Our desert group is amazing and I'm proud to be part of the greater good!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

SEARCH AND RESCUE HELPED ME AT THE TIME THAT I NEEDED TO BE AROUND PEOPLE, AT THE TIME OF MY WIFE'S DEATH, AT THAT TIME I JOINED THE UNIT, NOW I AM OUT THERE HELPING OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE LOST OR INJURED. AND IN NEED OF OUR HELP NO MATTER DAY OR NIGHT WE WILL ALWAYS RESPOND TO THE CALL.

1 Jill G.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great group who never gets paid but goes out any time they are called

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization where 100% of funds raised goes towards rescue operations as everyone in the group are volunteers!

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