As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, SMRG keeps its operating costs to a minimum. Members are responsible for providing their own personal gear as well as transportation to and from rescue missions. Search and rescue emergencies require specialized equipment, including communications and technical evacuation equipment, which are purchased and maintained by the group.

If you are interested in supporting wilderness search and rescue but are unable to participate directly in our activites, consider making a financial contribution to SMRG.
You can donate online:
Donations are tax deductible and can be sent to:

Box 1241
Vienna, VA 22183

Click here to view SMRG's IRS Letter of Determination
Click here to view SMRG's Articles of Incorporation
Your Donations
SMRG members donate their personal time to train and respond to missions 24x7x365 across VA/MD/WV/PA.

SMRG relies on donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support the purchase and maintenance of supplies and equipment for operations and training.
Support SMRG when you shop at!
  1. Go to
  2. When you sign in (with your usual Amazon username/password), you will be prompted to select a charity.
  3. Typing "SMRG" brings our group up as the choice.
  4. Check the box.
We are grateful for your support.  

SMRG would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their donations in support of our mission:

   • Apple Inc.
   • Bluechip Technologies, LLC
   • National Air Traffic Controllers Association Charitable Foundation
   • REI - Fairfax
   • The World Bank
   • WebMethods Foundation
   • Time Warner
   • Booz Allen Hamilton
   • Applied Security Inc.
   • CH2M Hill Foundation