Whether you are hiking or camping in the rugged terrain of the mountains in California, there is always the chance that a misstep or a sudden weather change might put you in danger. The Tehachapi Mountain Search & Rescue Team trains for those emergencies and performs admirably and selflessly when the need arises. Their motto, "We search so others may live" - is a testament to their determination and commitment.
This weekend, they are teaming up with Bakersfield's own Alianza Recycling and Recovery LLC to hold an electronic waste drive to raise funds for much needed equipment and training. The Tehachapi Mountain Search & Rescue Team is made up of volunteers who go through rigorous background checks, training and must also be CPR/AED and First Aid certified, and even then - there are training and testing hurdles to make the team. This group of dedicated men and women then make a commitment to be available on a moment's notice to search and rescue.
You can help them by participating in this weekend's electronic waste drive - all proceeds go to the Tehachapi Mountain Search & Rescue.
Where and when:
- Saturday October 12
- 8 a.m. to Noon
- Golden Hills Community Service District at 21415 Reeves Street, Tehachapi
What can you bring to be recycled?
- Television sets
- Flat screens
- Computers and laptops
- VCRs and DVDs
- Cable boxes
- Cell phones
- Nintendo/Sony/Xbox gaming consoles
- Camera equipment
- Car batteries
- Rechargeable batteries
- Household appliances
- Desktop printers and fax machines
- Industrial photocopiers
Comments? Questions? Story information, product to review or breaking news? Please contact Natalia Corres at Natalia@bakwep.com.
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