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Placer Search and Rescue fundraising begins

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The Placer County Sheriff Department’s Search and Rescue teams are beginning their annual telemarketing fundraising drive throughout the county. Telephone solicitors will be calling Placer County residents to ask for donations. Anyone wishing to make a donation will be sent a pre-addressed envelope. Callers will not ask for credit card information. Donations should only be sent to the following addresses: P.O. Box 4150, Auburn, CA, 95604 or P.O. Box 1710, Tahoe City, CA 96145. This year, Search and Rescue is hoping to purchase equipment for countywide searches, as well as mobile communications equipment for the Lake Tahoe area. Search and Rescue volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to locate lost hikers, skiers and anyone else who may need assistance in the county’s thousands of acres of wilderness. For further information, call Search and Rescue Community Services Officer Katrina Kane at (530) 889-7846.