NORTHSTAR SEARCH AND RESCUE
1086 Mapleton Road
Mapleton, Maine 04757-4508
Each year Northstar Search and Rescue members are called upon to help save lost hunters, injured tourists. Now in our third year of service, we are a non-profit organization that exists to provide emergency and safety support for the surrounding areas of Northern Maine.
As recreational use has increased, the demand for a well trained Search and Rescue Team here in northern Maine is more in demand. It is because of this demand for our services, as well as team needs for additional training and equipment, that I am writing you to request support for our efforts. As our membership grows so does our need for more equipment. As technology and regulations change we must also consider updating equipment as well as the ongoing replenishment of disposable supplies. Search and Rescue Equipment is very specialized and consequently very expensive. But this equipment is essential to provide our team members with adequate tools needed to perform potentially life-saving rescues.
This year we have come up with a new program, we have adopted an Explorer unit within our organization. Any child 14 years old and older may join our explorer unit, we hope that by allowing some of these children to be a part of something special that we can keep them off the streets and give them something meaningful to belong to. The cost of their uniforms are expensive, as well as the training that we have to put these people through. Northstar Search and Rescue tries to be as self sufficient to the degree possible, only asking for support when the need is too great for team members to bear personally. Today that need is upon us, considering the increased demand for the safety net provided by our volunteers, we write seeking your financial support. We know that to continue providing this vital service we need support from the very people we serve. Out team provides invaluable rescue service at no cost to the taxpayers of Northern Maine. Northstar Search and Rescue relies solely on private contributions and volunteer efforts. Thanks to the generous private support of individuals, clubs, businesses of our surrounding communities, we continue to train team members, maintain our equipment and serve the people and visitors of Northern Maine.
Please take a moment to print this online form and make your tax-deductible donation to the Northstar Search and Rescue Association to help us with our year 2000 campaign. We thank you for your support.
Randolph S. Michaud
Randolph S. Michaud
NORTHSTAR SEARCH AND RESCUE DONATION FORM
With other organizations, business, and private individuals we would like to contribute to the Northstar Search and Rescue Association.
I wish to become a member of Northstar Search and Rescue. for $15.00 _____
I wish to make a donation in support of Northstar Search and Rescue._____
Please Circle One: $30.00 $50.00 $100.00 $200.00 Other:___________
Postal Code:_______________ Telephone:________________________
You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.
I wish to share my skills as a volunteer for Northstar Search and Rescue. _______
Please make Checks payable to:
NORTHSTAR SEARCH AND RESCUE ASSOCIATION
C/O Karen Michaud
162 West Presque Isle Road
Caribou, ME 04736
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION