The Community Rescue Service, are a primary responder for missing persons across Northern Ireland and sometimes further afield if required. CRS Search and Rescue teams are located at 10 strategic locations across the province and are entirely staffed by volunteers. Search and Rescue technicians are trained to a very high standard to support the Police in any emergency response within our community including high risk missing persons.
Search and Rescue teams respond to over 200 emergencies every year making CRS the busiest (Lowland Search and Rescue) organisation in the UK and Ireland with approximately 4 emergency responses on average every week. It is essential that they continue to provide volunteers with the funding required to allow them to keep saving lives and support our community.
The CRS are on standby to respond to our community’s needs 24/7, our many volunteers, now numbering over 200 are always responding, preparing or planning to ensure that you and your loved ones are kept safe or brought home in times of crisis.
Supported by voluntary contributions the CRS are totally dependant on public support to deliver it’s life saving and life changing operations.
To help them continue their work they are opening a shop at Bridge Street in Coleraine to ensure they can meet the demands in their services from the communities. They are asking for any contributions that you can make to this in either, unwanted or surplus goods, furniture, clothes, books, bric-a-brac or indeed by time as a much needed and valued shop volunteer will be most welcome.
They need you to help them to help you and our wider community.
Ways to help are by donating or volunteering in shop or becoming a member of the Community Rescue Service.
To do so act now either by calling 07731438391, or through social media or call into the shop when open and you can make a difference by supporting the CRS……
The new shop will be called CRS @ The Custom House and will be opening mid October.