Make a donation

Make a donation today to help Alpha Search and Recovery's mission to help locate missing persons. As an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization, all donations go directly to the team and to our mission.


Maintain Equipment $10

Help maintain equipment needed for searches and training.

  • One Off Donation
  • Maintains Equipment
  • Funds Equipment Refills
  • Team Newsletter
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Fund Training or Certification $100

Fund team trainings or certifications. National trainings and certifications are paid by the volunteer members and can be very costly.

  • One Off Donation
  • National Certifications
  • National Instruction
  • Newsletter
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Contribute to a Boat

Purchase a team boat needed for searches and training.

  • One Off Donation
  • Purchase a Team Boat
  • Contribute toward big equipment purchase
  • Newsletter
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Purchase New Equipment $50

Purchase new equipment needed for searches and training.

  • One Off Donation
  • New Radios, GPS Units, Maps, etc.
  • Contribute toward big equipment purchase
  • Newsletter
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Something else? Want to make a custom donation? Make Custom Donation

Frequent Questions
Can I donate more than once?
Of course! We will always accept donations and they are always needed.
What is the payment method?
Donations are made securely through PayPal.
Can I donate as a gift for someone?
Sure. We don't typically post who our donors are, but they are included in our newsletter mailings. Large donations or sponsorships may be found on our links page.
How can I see status updates?
Check the team news page, follow us on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, etc.
Other ways to help
  • Amazon Smile
    Another charitable program offered by a common retailer is Amazon Smile. Details may be found on Amazon's website. In short, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Alpha SAR. Every little bit helps, and we would be proud to put your contribution to work in the community. While you're perusing Amazon's vast inventory, don't forget to stop on by the Alpha SAR bookstore to find recommended Search and Rescue training reading materials, equipment, or general survival books. Shop for great deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/45-5522794
  • Giving Assistant
    Shop. Earn. Give! Use Giving Assistant to earn cash back at 2,500+ popular online stores, then donate a percentage of that cash back to organizations you value—as much as 30% of your total purchase price. You’ll also enjoy deals like exclusive Gap coupons and special offers at stores like Lowe's (4%) and Hobby Lobby (4%), all while supporting our mission with your donations.
  • Kroger Community Rewards
    Want to support Alpha SAR, but don't have the time or the flexibility to join training or searches?  Well you can help by associating your Kroger's card with Alpha Search and Recovery, and the team will earn a charitable contribution every time you shop!  If you did this last year, thank you!  But per Kroger, "...all participants must re-enroll each year to continue earning rewards for their chosen organization." To sign-up for Kroger Community Rewards, create a Kroger online account, if you do not already have one to link your Kroger card number.  Once logged into your Kroger account, select Account Summary in the Account Settings section to be able to edit and search in Community Rewards for ALPHA SEARCH AND RECOVERY (direct hyperlink should take you to the search page to add us).  Or type “ALPHA SEARCH AND RECOVERY” for the Organization Name and Kroger assigned Organization Number of “90964” for the Kroger Community Rewards. The Community Rewards section will display your Enrollment Date and Last Quarter Kroger Donation