Virginia Airborne Search and Rescue Squad (VASARS) in Manassas is a volunteer squad with a mission to assist ~
You may have noticed in the Top 10 Things to Do in Haymarket with Kids (of all ages) story that one of the things listed is a Sightseeing Flight or Demo Lesson with American Aviation. What you may not realize is that the folks at American Helicopters & American Aviation in Manassas also support and sponsor this valuable search and rescue service to our community.
Virginia Airborne Search and Rescue Squad, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 all-volunteer Airborne Search and Rescue Squad which operates one hundred percent from the donations and generosity of individuals, businesses, corporations, grants and their members. VASARS serves the safety, security, and rescue needs of at-risk individuals of all income levels and background.
Virginia Airborne Search and Rescue Squad’s (VASARS) mission is to assist in the recovery of lost or distressed citizens, assist in the location and apprehension of suspected criminals/fugitives and locate lost Alzheimer patients or autistic children upon the request of any fire/rescue/law enforcement agencies requiring “eyes in the sky.” VASARS will provide trained and certified flight crews to these agencies, at no cost to the taxpayer. VASARS assists in any operation where a citizen may be in danger or law enforcement requires a helicopter for aerial support. Their highly trained and professional team of search and rescue pilots, flight officers, First Responders, EMTs, Paramedics and ground support staff volunteer their time to save lives.
In the spirit of the holiday season, you may consider a donation to this worthwhile organization or attending one of their upcoming fundraisers—an annual spring Gala and Golf Tournament held in the fall. For more information about them, as well as volunteer opportunities, visit www.airbornesar.com.
Haymarket Homeowner Newsletter
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