NFSAR is a fiscally responsible volunteer, non-profit, 501(C)3 organization with ongoing annual operating expenses that include liability insurance, FCC SAR frequency licensing, postage and a PO box as well as procurement and maintenance of communications equipment and rescue gear. What does your donation support?

    • 100% of all your donations go to Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue
    • 100% of your contributions to NFSAR are tax deductible
    • 95% of our annual expenses must be paid for with money we obtain through fund-raising
    • All of our members are unpaid, so virtually all of your donation pays for search and rescue – not administration
  • Our members contribute financially by paying an application fee, yearly dues, outside training fees, uniforms, costs associated with ongoing training and SAR missions, and sometimes by personally paying for items that the team needs

Community donations from individuals and businesses/corporations play a crucial role in meeting our obligations for organized and safe operations. Your donations allow us to provide a more effective response to search situations, where we can then work to ensure positive outcomes for individuals who are lost, missing or injured. Your support goes a long way toward helping us serve the many rural communities and wilderness recreation areas within Western New York.

Please click on these links to get copies of our 501(c)3 or W-9 documents.  If you would like to make a donation, you may click the DONATE button and make your donation via Paypal, or you may contact:

Len Pratt, President

Cash donations, made out to Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue, may be also be mailed to

PO Box 82
Orchard Park, NY 14127-0082

We again thank you for your continued generous support.



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