Search and Rescue fundraiser beginning

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Residents have another chance this year to donate to Placer County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue teams. Telephone solicitors are expected to start calling Placer County residents to ask for donations and those interested will be sent a pre-addressed envelope. Callers will not be asking for credit card information, according to Dena Erwin, spokeswoman for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Erwin said donations should only be sent to P.O. Box 4150, Auburn, CA, 95604 or P.O. Box 1710, Tahoe City, CA, 96145. According to Erwin, this year the Search and Rescue is hoping to buy equipment used for countywide searches as well as mobile communications equipment for the Lake Tahoe area. Search and Rescue volunteers spend thousands of hours each year locating lost hikers, skiers and anyone else who may need assistance in Placer County’s wilderness, Erwin said. For more information on the fundraiser, contact Search and Rescue Community Services Officer Katrina Kane at (530) 889-7846. ~Staff report