DONATE

Our Station relies on your donations to keep our equipment new and our volunteer members safe and well trained.

The RCMSAR34 Marine Rescue Society (RMRS) is responsible for raising the funds necessary to operate RCM-SAR Station 34. RMRS is a registered charitable organization in Canada, and all donations are tax-deductible. We also have a Legacy Fund for people to assist us from their will. There are no administration fees and no hidden costs when you donate. With no paid employees, every dollar raised by RMRS goes towards purchasing and maintaining our search and rescue equipment. All equipment, including our boats, is purchased through funds raised by donation.

CURRENT NEEDS

Our members have been fundraising, relying on donations and applying for various grants to raise funds needed to support these replacement projects. Please support us to achieve our goal.

All donations will be provided with an official tax receipt with our registered BC Charity number for tax purposes.

1.) Boat lift – 2024
Our Boat Lift is no longer operational and our vessel bottom needs to be scraped regularly. Estimated Replacement is expected to cost at least $55,000 and is scheduled to occur during 2024.


2.) Fast Response Craft Rebuild or Replacement- 2027 – .
Vessel life is around 20 years. We had a major refurbishment of our vessel in 2017. Estimated costs around $480,000.00 of which our station needs to fundraise 50%.

WAYS TO DONATE

1) Interac E-transfer® your donation to MBMRS34@gmail.com

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2) Mail a Cheque

You can send a personal or certified cheque payable to the RCMSAR34 Marine Rescue Society with a donation amount of your choice. Cheques can be mailed to:

RCMSAR34 Marine Rescue Society
PO Box 62,
Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P0

3) Online Donations Accepted through CanadaHelps
You can make a one-time donation, monthly donations and even send a charity gift card! By clicking on the link below, Canada Helps accepts donations for us via credit card and or debit.  Reminder that there is a 4% service fee taken off before we receive it. Direct donations to us is a better way to receive maximum benefit for your donation to us. https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/rcmsar34-marine-rescue-society/

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5) Online Donations Accepted through PayPal

You can make a donation amount of your choice using Paypal. Send your email donation to:

mbmrs34@gmail.com

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5) Donate Securities

When you donate securities, you pay no capital gains tax on the appreciated value (increased price) of your securitiesDonating securities directly to RCMSAR34 avoids the tax on capital gains, maximizes the return on your investment and protects the tax credits for use against other taxable income.

Donate your Securities to RCMSAR Station 34

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

To recognize the donations and contributions from local businesses, governments and the general public in supporting RCMSAR Station 34, a sponsorship recognition program has been created. The following sponsorship levels will be used to acknowledge those who donate to RCMSAR Station 34.

Admiral of RCM-SAR Station 34 Sponsor(s): $10,000
– Boat Trip for four. Thank you letter, Tax Receipt and Recognition Plaque;
– Featured in billboard and social Media advertising for events;
– Logo featured on website for one year and on invitations and event materials;

Vice Admiral of RCM-SAR Station 34 Sponsor(s): $5,000
– Featured in billboard and social Media advertising for events;
– Boat Trip for two, Thank you letter, Tax Receipt and Recognition Plaque;
– Name listed on event invitations and logo featured on website for nine months;

Commodore of RCM-SAR Station 34 Sponsor(s): $2,500
– Boat Trip for one, thank you letter, Tax Receipt and Recognition Plaque;
– Featured in billboard and social Media advertising for events;
– Name listed on event invitations and logo featured on website for six months;

Captain of RCM-SAR Station 34 Sponsor(s): $1,000

–Featured in billboard and social Media advertising for events and logo featured on website for three months;
– Thank you letter and Tax Receipt;

Lieutenant of RCM-SAR Station 34 Sponsor(s): $500– Listing in ad calendar and on website for two months;
– Thank you letter and Tax Receipt;

Advanced Crew of RCM-SAR Station 34 Sponsor(s): $200– Listing in ad calendar and on website for one month;
– Thank you letter and Tax Receipt;

Crew of RCM-SAR Station 34 Sponsor(s): $100
– Thank you letter and Tax Receipt;

Friend of RCM-SAR Station 34 Sponsor(s): $50
– Thank you letter and Tax Receipt;

Two additional ways of how to support RCMSAR34:-


I.) Do you know that when you fill up with Gas at the Peninsula Coop and you insert the membership number of RCMSAR34 Marine Rescue Society no:-84053. Our Society will get the dividend cheque in December. 

II.) Do you know when you bring your empties to Island Return on Fisher Rd and tell them you would like to donate your empties return, to the RCMSAR34 Marine Rescue Society, they will add your refund to our account, and we will get the refund cheque towards the end of the year.