The Ocean Idlers Car Club donated $1,500 to ASAR’s fundraising campaign. From left: Graham Marsh, director, Norm Patchett, director, Ken Neden, ASAR search manager, Harry Miller, Ocean Idlers Car Club president. (Submitted photo)

The Ocean Idlers Car Club donated $1,500 to ASAR’s fundraising campaign. From left: Graham Marsh, director, Norm Patchett, director, Ken Neden, ASAR search manager, Harry Miller, Ocean Idlers Car Club president. (Submitted photo)

ASAR fundraising campaign receives $1,500 donation from Ocean Idlers Car Club

Campaign aims to replace one initial response vehicle

A fundraising campaign by Arrowsmith Search and Rescue (ASAR) got a boost from the Ocean Idlers Car Club, who donated $1,500.

The money will help ASAR replace one of its initial response vehicles, according to a news release.

The vehicles are first to arrive on a search and rescue scene, according to Ken Neden, SAR manager. Neden estimated the cost of replacement at approximately $100,000, with approximately $25,000 committed so far.

READ MORE: Arrowsmith Search and Rescue fundraising to replace 1 of 2 initial response vehicles

The initial response vehicles are part of the reason ASAR has sped up its response times over the past decade or so. They are equipped to begin setup for numerous rescue scenarios.

To contribute to the campaign, visit ASAR’s website. Donations made before Dec. 31 will get a tax receipt for 2022.

— NEWS Staff

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