In any season, in any weather, at any time of day or night, the Inyo County Search and Rescue Team is prepared to bring our technical ability and medical knowledge to the service of those lost or hurt in the backcountry.
SAR operations require enormous physical effort, quick thinking in emergency situations, teamwork, endurance, creativity, and compassion. Our missions often last for more than twenty-four hours and rarely take less than ten. We are a team of highly-skilled and dedicated volunteers; we receive no compensation for the time we spend away from our jobs and families.
While Inyo SAR has oversight from the County Sheriff’s Department, we are proud to say that the greater part of our funding comes from public donations. The litters, backboards, climbing ropes, avalanche beacons, and first aid supplies that keep our patients safe are purchased with funds given to us by the families of the people we’ve assisted and other concerned citizens.
Though we ask nothing in return for the services we provide, compassionate people within and beyond our community make it possible for us to help others in the future.
We welcome donations of all kinds, including gear and equipment in good condition. To make a financial contribution, please click on the link below. The link will take you to a secure site where you will see our legal banking name, Inyo County Sheriffs Inc. Rest assured, any donation will be allocated directly to the Search and Rescue Team. To donate gear, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider joining in the tradition of public support that has fueled our rescue efforts for decades. Your tax-deductible donation to the Inyo County Search and Rescue Team will help to keep you and your loved ones safe as you explore the mountains and deserts of our beautiful backyard.
Donations can be made via the button below or by sending a check made out to “Inyo County Search and Rescue” to:
Inyo County Search and Rescue, PO BOX 982, Bishop, CA 93515
If possible, mailing a check is preferable so that the team (not PayPal) can fully benefit from your kindness.