Friends of YOSAR Mission:









Friends of Yosemite Search and Rescue (FOYOSAR) provides additional training funds, helps coordinate with YOSAR in securing grants, and provides public outreach and education materials regarding safety in Yosemite National Park. All donations made to FOYOSAR are administered through an independent board. The board is made up of present/former YOSAR team members and other advisors who have worked in and around Yosemite National Park as administrators, medical professionals, and rescue personnel.

Donations have allowed team members to receive stipends for medical insurance and to participate in additional trainings as deemed necessary by the SAR Director. Your donations have provided for improvements to facilities and mobile command units, helped establish a training endowment to support the future additional training needs of rescue personnel, and provided for crucial equipment to be replaced.

A special thanks to all of our Park Partners, Sponsors and Donors

from FOYOSAR and all of the team members

at Yosemite Search and Rescue

Friends of YOSAR's mission is to actively solicit monetary and in-kind donations from private sources in order to bridge the gap between public funding and YOSAR’s actual budgetary needs. Our vision is to help YOSAR continue as a world-class search and rescue organization"

FOYOSAR Team at SAR Days BBQ 2019: Butch Farabee, Secretary, Mark Forbes, Treasurer, Steve Shakleton, President, SAR Manager: Jack Hoeflich, Evan Jones, Media and Marketing, and Christine Gale Reynolds, Executive Administrator.

Friends of YOSAR 501(c) 54-208 1466

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