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Give Back Tahoe: Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue saves lives

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The Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team benefits the community and beyond by providing first responder services to calls for help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, primarily in the backcountry. These calls are primarily for the missing, lost and injured.

Our greatest success is our track record. Our 40th anniversary is this year and in our history we have responded to over 300 missions and rescued over 500 people. All with a 100% volunteer organization and all with anyone ever taking a paycheck.

Our organizations greatest need is fundraising. Fundraising takes a significant volunteer hours and effort necessary to raise the funds to keep the doors open and lights on. In a perfect world the team would focus 100% on searching and training. Financial support from the community and beyond has been extremely helpful and is much appreciated.

There are many ways for people to get involved with the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team. Our team website outlines the many ways of involvement including how to become a team member.

We meet monthly, typically the first Monday of the month at the Granlibakken Ski Hut in Tahoe City. Areas of expertise the team is looking for includes backcountry skiers and snowmobilers, snowcat operators, communications specialists, medical personnel, fund raising support to name a few.

For more information check out http://www.tahoenordicsar.com.