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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Keep Search & Rescue Donations Local

Cowlitz County residents have reported receiving fundraising solicitation calls and mailers from a group claiming to be with Cowlitz County Search & Rescue. This report has been researched and none of the search and rescue groups that support Cowlitz County are involved in this solicitation. It appears that this group operates from outside the county even though they have a mail drop in Longview.

Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson recommends that citizens support their local search and rescue groups. Donations can be made to the Cowlitz County SAR Council, c/o Cowlitz County Emergency Management, 312 SW First, Kelso, WA 98626.

If you have any questions please contact Grover Laseke at Cowlitz County Emergency Management at 360-577-3130 or by e-mail at

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