The four people pictured above are the only people who are currently out going door to door requesting donations for ESAR. We rely on donations from the community for funding our operations, and have been proud to have served Escambia County and surrounding areas for over 50 years.
Unfortunately, some person, or persons have been going around fraudulently collecting funds. Their shirt has been described as a white shirt with just "Search And Rescue" on it, or a safety green shirt with "Rescue Squad" on it. Neither of these are ESAR shirts. This person also does not have an ESAR ID, or ESAR documentation.
On the other hand, our fundraisers wear the ESAR gold shirt with a collar, DO have an ESAR ID, DO have ESAR pamphlets and stickers, and will provide a written, numbered receipt upon donation.
Please continue to donate, as we need your donations in order to continue to operate, but be aware of scammers. If it doesn't seem right, it may not be. If you think that someone is fraudulently requesting funds, please call law enforcement immediately so we can catch these clowns who are stealing from you, from ESAR, and from those who may need our services.
Again, the 4 pictured at the top of this post are legitimate, and appreciated.