Friends of Custer County Search and Rescue

Friends of Custer County Search & Rescue, Inc. (Friends) is an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that was formed in 2013.  All monies or items donated to Friends, directly benefits Custer County Search & Rescue.  Friends is an all volunteer, non-political organization and is not funded by any agency or county general fund dollars.  If you would be interested in volunteering with Friends or have any questions please email

The team members of Custer County Search & Rescue are also all volunteers.  They spend hundreds of hours away from their families to provide services to the community.  Each knows this when they join and are glad to make the sacrifice to help those in need.  They ask for no personal gain just a smile and "thank you".  There is never a charge to a subject for their services or expenses.  However, providing the training and personal equipment each CCSAR team member is required to have such as survival packs, first aid kits, radios, and GPS units, in addition to maintaining and repairing CCSAR vehicles, ATV's, snow mobiles, rescue & climbing equipment, ice rescue equipment and so much more takes money.  Friends of Custer County Search & Rescue asks that any person, business, or organization to please consider making a donation through Friends to support the work and efforts of Custer County Search & Rescue. 

Donations to Friends are fully tax deductible as charitable contributions.  Please do not mail cash.  Checks should be made payable to Friends of Custer County Search & Rescue, Inc.  If you would like to discuss donating in other ways (donating equipment, ect.) please email or call us at (605) 673-1571.


Donations to Friends may be mailed to:

Friends of CCSAR

PO Box 6047

Custer SD, 57730

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