And the RAFFLE WINNERS ARE !

CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners of the raffle prizes and thank you to everyone that supported AZ STaR by purchasing raffle tickets or making donations.    Your generosity will help us to continue our mission of SAVING LIVES!

Diamondbacks Suite for 18 – Shannon Yates (ticket #0508)

Shooters World –

                  Family Membership – Sam Glickman (ticket #0132)

                  Single Membership – Jeff Sawner  (ticket #0515)

YETI Tundra 45 Cooler – Cale Zimmer (ticket #0522)

Samsung 32 LED TV – Aladreth Nelson (ticket #0349)

Vortex Diamondback Binoculars – Carie Pogue (ticket #0375)

YETI Baseball Hat – Carrie Stubblefield (ticket #0221)

 

PAWS of LIFE RAFFLE – Lots of Great Prizes

Please support AZ STaR by purchase raffle tickets to win a Diamondbacks Game Suite for 18 (Imagine attending a game in your own suite with  18 of your friends & your own bathroom & with your own waiters).  Your support will help us raise the funds to replace necessary communication equipment that was stolen in September 2016.

You may purchase here on the website by going to the products page and click on the ticket (either singles $20.00 each) or (packs of 3 for $50.00).   It will bring up a full raffle ticket that you can add to your shopping cart and check out via paypal.  Be sure to list all of your information, Name, Address, Email & Phone number.  If you are purchasing for someone else, please put their information in the notes section so that we may mail them their ticket with number corresponding to their ticket stub which we maintain for the drawing.   Please click on the flyer for more details.

There are some blackout dates and food and beverage is not included but may be purchased.

AZ STaR Diamonback Suite Raffle Ticket Flyer

Search and Rescue Team needs your HELP!

As many of you know, Arizona Search Track and Rescue, Inc. (AZ STaR) is a non-profit organization that provides highly trained search personnel and canines to assist with missing person incidents at no charge.   In September of 2016, while working many searches, our mini-command post trailer was stolen along with our Repeater, Repeater Antenna Mast Stand, Generator, Mobile Radio as well as numerous other items.  The loss of these items greatly impacts our ability to provide state of the art search and rescue services to those who have missing loved ones.

Our Volunteers spend about 2000 hours a year volunteering for our organization with about 103 actual search days.  Thats right, almost one third of a year we are carrying out search and rescue missions.  Every year we get busier and busier with search requests and it places quite a burden on our team to not only commit to searchs and training but fundraising events as well.  The time committment that it took to purchase the equipment that was stolen was astronomical in and of itself, now we have to do it a second time.

We are asking that you take a moment to share or forward our GoFundMe link with all of your family, friends and acquaintances and if you are able to donate to our cause, our volunteers will be eternally grateful.  No amount is too small.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

The Members of AZ STaR.

Channel 15 – Phoenix is trying to assist us in raising the funds to replace our stolen equipment.   See their article here ABC15

 

 

HOLIDAY AVON FUNDRAISER

Would you like to shop for your wife, girlfriend, or daughter and support a worthwhile organization at the same time?  Well here is your chance.  You can shop from a variety of Holiday eye makeups, Skin So Soft body conditioners and Holiday scents from Avon and support Arizona Search Track and Rescue with your purchase – NO Extra money out of your pocket.  Please contact us at fundraising@azstar.org if you would like to order and/or assist us with our fundraising efforts.

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HOLIDAY GOLD CANYON CANDLE SALES

Yes, you can do some Holiday Shopping and help out Arizona Search Track and Rescue at the same time.   AZ STaR is proud to announce that we are kicking off our Holiday Gold Canyon Candle Sale and will take orders until 11-30-2016 for delivery around December 10th, 2016 – just in time for Christmas!

If you live in the Phoenix area and like nicely scented candlers – these are some of the best and with 15 different and uniques scents to choose from, you can certainly shop for everyone on your list. Please check out the available scents by clicking on the following link  candles-scents-fall-2016  Candles are $20.00 each plus $2.00 tax (total of $22.00 each) and will help Arizona Search Track and Rescue replace the equipment that we had stolen from us earlier this year that has never been recovered.

Please contact us at fundraising@azstar.org if you would like to assist us in our fundraising efforts or would like to shop for your loved ones by purchasing Gold Canyon Candles.

 

HOLIDAY BUTTER BRAID FUNDRAISER – FALL 2016

Arizona Search Track and Rescue, Inc.  is having a yummy new fundraiser with a Butter Braid pastry sale! Butter Braid hand-braided frozen pastries come in five delicious flavors: Apple, Bluberry CC, Crème Cheese, Cherry, Cinnamon, and Caramel Rolls.   If you live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area or have family or friends here and would like place an order – please contact us as fundraising@azstar.org and we will be happy to take your order.   butter-braid-flavors       butter-braid-fall-2016-order-form

The Butter Braid frozen pastries are $12.00 each (and each one feeds 10-12 people).  They are a great easy dessert to serve during the holidays.  They are easy and delicious and will assist Arizona Search Track and Rescue, Inc. in continuing to carry out our mission of saving human lives.   If you would like to assist AZ STaR in our Fund Raising efforts, please feel free to do so.   All orders complete with money have to be turned in to AZ STaR on November 30th, 2016 for delivery before December 10th, 2016.

Please help support Arizona Search Track and Rescue.!   The funds raised will assist AZ STaR in replacing the repeater and other equipment that stolen from us in September 2016 and to date has not been recovered.

 

Fry’s Community Rewards Program

For all of you who have been supporting us while you shop at Fry’s, its time to re-enroll.  Please follow the process below to re-enroll and be certain to choose to support Arizona Search Track and Rescue, Inc.

Monday, AUGUST 1ST IS THE DATE YOU NEED TO REMEMBER. PARTICIPANTS MAY RE-ENROLL IN THE 2016-2017 FRY’S COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION BEGININNING AUGUST 1ST

Hello Fry’s Community Rewards Supporters,

Please remember that you  may begin re-enrolling in the 2016-2017 Fry’s Community Rewards program beginning August 1, 2016!   Participants should use the process below to re-enroll. 

How to Re-Enroll for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

  1. * Go towww.FrysCommunityRewards.com
  2. * Click on ‘Sign-In’.
  3. Enter your email and password, click on ‘sign in’.
  4. Click on your name (top right hand corner), under ‘Account Summary’ scroll down to “Community Rewards”.
  5. Click on ‘Edit’ under Community Rewards.
  6. Under Find Your Organization: Enter the NPO number or name of organization then select ‘search’. (You can get the NPO number from your organization.)
  7. Under ‘Select Your Organization’, click on the circle next to your organization.
  8. Click on ‘Enroll’

 

o    If you have re-enrolled correctly, you should see a green box with ‘Your enrollment in the Community Rewards Program has been updated. Thank you for participating!’ You will also see the information listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on your Account Summary page.

 

 

 

Search Callout Procedure

Many of you have contacted us recently in regards to the missing 10 year old boy in Buckeye. I am hoping that this post helps explain why Arizona Search Track and Rescue, Inc. does not just “show up” at a search scene and begin searching.

We offer our services to any individual or agency at no charge and list all Law Enforcement Agencies within the state of Arizona and others outside of state lines as additional insureds on our Liability Insurance Policy so that they do not assume liability for our team. With that being said, our policy/procedures require that Law Enforcement and/or the family invite us in to assist them. Even if the request comes from a family member we have to contact the jurisdictional law enforcement agency to ensure that they do not have a problem with us assisting. This guarantees that potential crime scenes, evidence,etc is not compromised and that we have the appropriate case number for the extensive search reports that we provide to law enforcement agencies only.

We work with law enforcement all over the world and what we have found during the past 30 years is that unless law enforcement wishes to have our assistance, then if we get involved we may be hindering what they are doing. We do not want to be part of the problem.

We thank you all for your understanding in this matter.

Butter Braid Pastry Fundraiser

Thank you all for your support!   Our Spring 2016 Butter Braid Fundraiser closed on May 16th and it was a great success thanks to all of you.  We will be doing a fall one, that will close in time for the Winter Holidays (prior to Thanksgiving).

 

Arizona Search Track and Rescue, Inc.  is having a yummy new fundraiser with a Butter Braid pastry sale! Butter Braid hand-braided frozen pastries come in five delicious flavors: Apple, Bavarian Crème, Cherry, Cinnamon, and Cream Cheese. There is also an additional option on the order form this year – a Caramel Roll!   If you live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area or have family or friends here and would like place an order – please contact us as fundraising@azstar.org and we will be happy to take your order.

The Butter Braid frozen pastries are $12.00 each (and each one feeds 10-12 people).  They are easy and delicious and will assist Arizona Search Track and Rescue, Inc. in continuing to carry out our mission of saving human lives.

Please help support Arizona Search Track and Rescue.!