RescueOur Team of about 35 Members continues a rigorous training schedule that enables us to effectively respond to
 search and rescue missions on a year-around basis throughout the upper East River Valley,  Gunnison County, and anywhere in Colorado where CBSAR’s services are needed.

We are expected to solve a wide variety of problems in every conceivable condition of weather and terrain.
  To meet this challenge we depend entirely on contributions, grants, and volunteer effort.

Like most SAR units in this country, we do not receive funding from tax revenue nor do we bill for our services.

Crested Butte Search & Rescue – Mountain Rescue Team is currently asking for your help in the purchase of a response vehicle to replace our aged 1992 Ford pickup truck. The majority of our funding comes from private donations and grants as we receive no direct tax base. We are asking for donations for the purchase of a Jeep Rubicon as well as aftermarket accessories to make it mission-ready, so we can access technical and remote terrain in Gunnison County during missions. This vehicle will help provide prompt and professional aid to those in need in the backcountry, while improving the safety of our volunteers.

We also need financial contributions to help us with training, non-reimbursed mission expenses, and the inevitable replacement and repair of rescue gear damaged on missions. We need and appreciate your help.

All members serve without pay. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and contributions may be deducted for income tax purposes to the extent allowed by law.

For further information, contact: Tina Kempin,

FRIENDS OF PARADISE: Contributors to CBSAR provided through the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley will need to specify Crested Butte Search and Rescue as the recipient.

MAILED CHECKS: We greatly appreciate checks in any amount made out to and mailed to:
Crested Butte Search and Rescue, P.O. Box 485, (Attn: Tina Kempin) Crested Butte, Colorado  81224-0485

CREDIT/DEBIT CARD DONATIONS VIA PAYPAL: If any of these methods are not convenient, you can also donate securely and confidently via PayPal using your PayPal account or any major credit/debit card.

After donating via PayPal, we will receive notification from them of your payment. All contributions will be acknowledged in writing if you include your name and postal or email address in the “Add Special Instructions To Seller” field on the PayPal processing form.

ASSET DONATIONS: Similarly, contributions of equipment, supplies, and other assets and resources and expertise can be coordinated through the same contact as above: Tina Kempin,

Matching funds are available to to employees and retirees of many major corporations who contribute to non-profits. We will be pleased to submit any required documentation.