DONATE

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

The Mill Bay Marine Rescue Society (MBMRS) is responsible for raising the funds necessary to operate RCM-SAR Station 34. MBMRS 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 MBMRS goes towards purchasing and maintaining our search and rescue equipment. All equipment, including our boats, is purchased through funds raised by donation.

1.) Outboard Engine replacement – 2021 –Completed
Our outboard engines are now replaced with 200HP engines, most crews have completed the training for these changed engines.

2.) Boat lift – 2022
Boat Lift and House are over ten years old and are reaching the end of their economic life. Estimated Replacement is expected to cost at least $45,000 and is scheduled to occur during 2022.

3.) SAR Crew Clear Communication intercom Sytem- 2021 – System installed and operational.
Wind and Water, Wind and engine noise, salt spray, choppy seas…in the marine environment, communication is key to effective and safe performance.
Marine Intercom Systems improve the safety of your crew by providing solutions on board boats and vessels where problems such as high-noise, constant shock and vibration from choppy waves and the corrosive environment of the sea create obstacles to reliable and effective communication.

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 .

How can you donate ?

1) Online Donations Accepted

You can make a one-time donation, monthly donations and even send a charity gift card! By clicking on the weblink 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.

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2) Mail a Cheque

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

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

3) Use Paypal

You can make a donation amount of your choice using Paypal. Send your email donation to station34@rcmsar.com.

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

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.

3) Donate Securities

When you donate securities, you pay no capital gains tax on the appreciated value (increased price) of your securities. Donating 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

Diamond 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;

Ruby 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;

Emerald 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;

Moonstone 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;

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

Silver of RCM-SAR Station 34 Sponsor(s): $300
– Listing in ad calendar and on website for one month;
– Thank you letter and Tax Receipt;

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