Mission, BC – Mission Search and Rescue Society is getting a boost thanks to a $100,000 grant from the B.C. Government.

“Thanks to this gaming grant we will be able to move out of the ‘90s and purchase an efficient and modern command vehicle. We will replace a 1995 converted bread truck that we have been using for the last ten years,” Mission Search and Rescue president John Lemond said. “This vehicle is the hub of our search and rescue operations in the field and will be fitted with the latest technology specific for search and rescue operations.”

“Search and rescue societies are important organizations in our community,” Abbotsford-Mission MLA Simon Gibson said. “Volunteers take time out of their busy lives to trek through the wilderness at all hours of the day to find those in need. I’m proud that we support their operations.”

This grant was awarded under the public safety category, which supports public safety initiatives along with disaster relief and emergency preparedness, such as restorative justice projects and search and rescue programs.

Every year, the Government of British Columbia approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.

To find out more about community gaming grants funded by the Government of British Columbia, visit: www.gaming.gov.bc.ca

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