Contributions from our community make it possible for YSSR to train our members, purchase life-saving equipment, and literally keep our lights on.
Here are some examples of how contributions we’ve received have directly impacted our work:
Space provided by local businesses and organizations gives us secure storage where we can quickly access our truck, trailer, and equipment, which means we’re able to activate more efficiently and effectively in a lost person event. Access to this kind of location also means we’re able to meet with our team and provide training, keeping our members prepared for activations.
Items donated by partners help us to equip our team for training exercises, search and rescue activations, and fundraisers. In the past we’ve received items like radios, which allow us to communicate effectively in the field; high-visibility attire and car magnets (with our name), which increase our visibility when performing team activities, particularly near roadways where safety is key; and handwarmers, gloves, and field shelter tools that keep our members warm and dry during activations.
Services provided by professionals like lawyers and mechanics help us ensure that both our truck and our organization are in good working order.
Participation in fundraising efforts like basket raffles, bottle drives, BBQs, and more help us raise the funds we need to pay our rent, maintain our equipment and vehicle, train our members. We are lucky to frequently assist in events held by community organizations where our members give their time to contribute to the success of these events in exchange for support for our team. We are also grateful to individuals who attend our independent fundraising events.
Promotion of our mission, our important work, and our fundraising efforts by everyone from local radio stations to individuals on social media helps us get the word out about how we help keep our community safe and the support we need to do so.
We could not do this work without you.
Mayday Group Printing
Niki Silver Exit Realty
NB Exhibition Center
Platinum Salon and Spa
Rusagonis ATV Club
Canada Bread Thrift
Oromocto Rotary Club
Fredericton Direct Charge Co-op
Value Village FunDrive
The Home Depot Fredericton
Princess Auto Fredericton
Southside Redemption Center
Nashwaaksis Lions Club
Chipman Firefighters Association
Chipman Minto Lions Club
Minto Council # 3502
A-1 Auto Supplies, Chipman
Minto Auto Supplies
Chipman Community Bingo