February 8, 2011
They help us in an emergency and now they're asking for out help.
Albemarle County Sheriff Chip Harding says his department is in need of more search and rescue volunteers. The department only has 100 volunteers, and they often find themselves shorthanded because only 25 percent are able to respond to a call.
Sheriff Harding is also looking for donations. He's raising money is hopes of restoring a Winnebago which would become a command vehicle.
"People are nice enough and kind enough to volunteer their time. It makes me feel bad that I cannot provide the equipment and facilities that the need," he said.
if you would like to offer your services, training is available on Feb. 12 from 12:45pm to 5pm at the Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire Road. You must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus