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South Puget Sound Mobile Search and Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Search & Rescue Squads

Target demographics: Law Enforcement, Department of Emergency Management, Our Community of Thurston County as well as surrounding Counties

Direct beneficiaries per year: Search and assist for numerous missing, lost or injured persons. We are very proud to have been the first Non-profit "lost Child Booth" in the history of lakefairs' 5 day event. We assisted Olympia Police Department in re-uniting 6 lost children.

Geographic areas served: Washington State

Programs: Search and Rescue Services for missing, lost or injured persons through various forms of rescue Base support, 4x4, ATV & Mt. Bike. Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response, Public Safety.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

“What is a Superhero?” Ask a child and they will probably tell you a superhero is someone like that of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc. Superhero’s will have the ability to fly without a plane or stop bullets with their hands or bracelets. Superhero’s always look real good before and after a battle. They always come out on top and are praised the world over. Now ask a child who was just delivered into the arms of anxious parents after have been missing for over a day. What is a superhero? They will say it’s those people over there wearing bright reflective clothing, carrying backpack and first aid kits. They are the real Superhero’s. Those non-descript bunch of people whose only thing they have in common are Hi Viz clothing and a desire to bring help, happiness, or closure to someone else’s extraordinary situation. A group of people who lead everyday lives with family, friends, jobs, and bills. People who, in the persona of Supermans,”Clark Kent,” when called upon, will kick into action by donning their reflective gear, loading their backpacks, and reporting for duty. A group of people who have taken the time to form a cohesive unit and train to first responder standards and practices. People who use their time, money, and energy to help those who are in need and to make this world just a little bit better. To quote a first responder, “these things we do, so that others may live.” You want to know who real Superhero’s are, just ask that recently united child and her parents.

Comments ( 1 )

spsmsarpio Wow! What a powerful moving review thank you so much for taking time to write we really appreciate it!

Charlene M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fourth of July. 2017. Literally hundreds if not a thousand people in the local park waiting for fireworks to begin. We couldn't find my then 6 year old grandson. Of course we were frantic! My daughter in law saw the lost child booth earlier in the evening. She immediately reported him missing. SPSMSAR not only found my grandson they kept him safe until my daughter-in-law came back. My son saw him in the lost child booth and because he wasn't the reporting party they wouldn't allow my grandson to leave with him. I am forever grateful for our outcome and understand it is spsmsar idea to place and operate the lost child booth at these events.

2 Erin44

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group has put in numerous hours looking for a missing little girl. The family of the missing child requested this group come on another search with an out-of-state group that had volunteered their services...it was a little hmm out of the ordinary group of people...yet South Puget Sound Mobile Search and Rescue did not hesitate and agreed and sent out members who came on their own dime and spent the day searching. This group always goes the extra mile for all the missing in our area posting fliers for the missing, adding decals for the missing on their vehicles. This team is made up of caring & giving individuals.

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spsmsarpio 09/19/2013

Thank you so much Erin! We really appreciate you taking time to write a review for Our Unit!