We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization that depends on the generosity of individuals such as yourself to accomplish our mission of saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. Though we occasionally accept donations in the form of goods and services, our main need is cash to fund ongoing operations. Please make checks payable to Everett Mountain Rescue and mail them to 5506 Old Machias Rd. Snohomish, WA 98290.
In order to stay current on rescue techniques and gear standards, we must regularly send EMRU members to trainings, not infrequently out-of-state, such as the annual Mountain Rescue Conference, wilderness first responder, and technical rigging training, often involving expenses of several thousand dollars. Operational expenses are incurred when members participate in local trainings and during missions. We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization so your donations are fully tax deductible. We are also a registered charitable organization with the Washington Secretary of State Office at www.sos.wa.gov/charities/ or (360) 725-0378.
Our needs generally fall into areas of training, technical equipment/gear, vehicle maintenance, and educational resources. EMRU maintains two vehicles for use on missions and trainings as well as specialized emergency rescue equipment needed to assure positive outcomes of wilderness rescue and search scenarios for our large member base. We also perform valuable community services free-of-charge. Though all members must have their own basic mountaineering and climbing equipment, the EMRU-owned tactical and technical equipment is often quite expensive to purchase and maintain and wears out over time.
If you would like to make a contribution for a specific purpose, or in remembrance of a specific person or mission, please contact the treasurer.
Thank you for your support!