Clackamas Federal Credit Union Donates $10,000 to Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council

Clackamas Federal Credit Union leadership presents their generous donation to the Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council.

With the help of its generous members, Clackamas Federal Credit Union donated $10,000 to the Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council (MHSARC), a local nonprofit that saves lives. This marks the third straight year that the credit union has supported MHSARC at this generous level.         

MHSARC works to save lives and to improve search and rescue programs. The donated funds will go toward the purchase of new equipment for use during search and rescue operations.

“Clackamas Federal Credit Union is very thankful to our members, who made this donation possible,” said Mary Greco, CEO of Clackamas Federal Credit Union. “And we are honored to partner with such a vital group of volunteers in our local community, who are dedicated to serving the people of Clackamas County.”

The donated funds will be allocated toward the purchase of a specialized gas monitor that will be used to check fumaroles, naturally occurring volcanic vents, for noxious gases that have the potential to cause serious illness or even death. The monitor will allow responders to more easily determine when the aid of HAZMAT is needed, helping to ensure the safety of teams conducting cave rescues on Mt. Hood.

Additionally, the money will be used to obtain new lighting for a mission shelter, along with some much-needed equipment for the K-9 team at Mt. Wave Emergency Communications Inc., an Oregon nonprofit that provides radio communication and backup medical support to search and rescue teams.

“Because of Clackamas Federal Credit Union’s incredible support over the years, we have been able to purchase equipment that we have only dreamed of,” said Sherri Magdlen, Director of Development at MHSARC. “The support of Clackamas Federal Credit Union has been invaluable to the search and rescue community.” 

Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790, jpearson@nwcua.org.

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