Members of the Mission Search and Rescue team pose for a photo shortly after hearing about a new $100

Members of the Mission Search and Rescue team pose for a photo shortly after hearing about a new $100

$100,000 grant to Mission Search and Rescue

Thanks to the grant, Mission Search and Rescue will be able to purchase an efficient and modern command vehicle.

  • Jan. 30, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Mission Search and Rescue Society has received a $100,000 grant from the provincial government.

The money will be used to purchase new equipment.

“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 10 years,” said Mission Search and Rescue president John Lemond.

“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.”

The 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.

“Search and rescue societies are important organizations in our community,” said Simon Gibson, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission.

“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.”

The announcement was made on Saturday