Placer County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue is conducting its annual fund raising efforts with the assistance of a telemarketing company. However, Placer County Sheriff’s PIO Deana Erwin says another group is also asking for donations and this group has no connection to the sheriff’s entity.
“They’re apparently calling the same local folks that we’re calling during our fundraising campaign for search and rescue. Their name is ‘Search and Rescue Charities’ and we are just Placer County Search and Rescue. They are very easily confused and we’re just hoping that people will get to the bottom of it and
The other company is using an address on Bell Road in Auburn, which is a mailbox leased from a local mailbox company. Erwin says Telemarketers working on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office will not ask for credit card information and donors will be sent a pre-addressed envelope. The envelope will clearly state “Placer County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue,” not “Search and Rescue Charities.” Donations should only be sent to the following addresses: P.O. Box 4150, Auburn, CA, or P.O. Box 1710, Tahoe City, CA. Each year, Placer County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue uses donations to purchase equipment for countywide searches. Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to locate lost hikers, skiers and anyone else who may need assistance in Placer County’s thousands of acres of wilderness.