DONATE TO THE MOUNTAIN RESCUE CENTER (MRC) PROJECT

For 75 years our organization has been without a home. This has made finding training spaces and equipment storage an endless dance. With population growth in our region and a subsequent increase in recreation, we have seen the need for our services grow at a rapid rate. The Mountain Rescues Center (MRC) will help us meet this need. 

The Mountain Rescue Center (MRC) will enable us to; maintain and centralize our rescue  equipment, provide a consistent training area for field members, help build the teams collective resilience  by providing a new space and way to connect and build comradery helping us weather the hard things we do together and  provide a community classroom to perform mountain safety education in conjunction with our partner organizations.

To learn more about what we accomplished in 2021, checkout out our Short Video and Annual Report.


The Plan


Our Progress

 

 

 

Abandoned for several years, the building we purchased was, to put it bluntly, a tear down. A large portion of the roof was missing, the walls collapsing. No working power, water or septic. The good news: we got a great deal on it! 

Salvaging what we could and demolishing what we couldn’t came first. With this accomplished, we have started in on our next goal – repairing the building to a point we can park our vehicle inside and store and dry our gear. We obtained a building permit from the City of North Bend and members have worked tirelessly nearly every weekend working on the building.

As of July 2022 we have demolished the interior walls, put a new roof on, removed all the old wall insulation/plumbing/wiring, poured new footing for the shear walls, installed new windows and a garage door, added all new electrical wiring, resided the entire building, added new plumbing, and a heating/cooling system, painted the exterior, and insulated the walls. All done by our amazing members who have graciously donated their knowledge, hard work and time.

Our next objectives are to add insulation in the ceiling space, install the main entry and bathroom doors, and grind & seal the concrete floor. Getting close!


Funding:

Seattle Mountain Rescue has dedicated $326,000 of its opportunity fund to secure the building. Thanks to the help our our State Representatives we have been granted $217,516.  Larger donors have step up to help us secure the the adjacent property, field members past and present have donated and now we need you:

Together We Can Fund And Build The MRC