S.A.R.A.I.D is a British charity dedicated to trying to save the lives of innocent victims of disaster, as well as relieving human suffering around the world regardless of colour, creed, religion and political persuasion.
It is staffed entirely by volunteers and funded solely by public donations, S.A.R.A.I.D is on call 365 days a year, always ready to provide trained Search and Rescue personnel, free of charge to any country in need of assistance. S.A.R.A.I.D members are drawn from all walks of life.
However, the one common attribute shared by all our volunteers, is the desire and determination to help the innocent victims of disaster around the world.
Our membership includes serving Fire-fighters, Paramedics, Doctors and Structural Engineers as well as office workers and builders.
Unfortunately disasters such as Earthquakes, Floods and Landslides kill and injure thousands of people each year and leave many more homeless and destitute.
When disaster strikes, time is of the essence. It is therefore essential that the S.A.R.A.I.D team is well trained, well equipped and able to deploy quickly to the site of any disaster around the world.
S.A.R.A.I.D can move swiftly to the scene of the disaster and provide a comprehensive and effective service to those in need.
Members bring with them many differing skills from their varied professions and learn many more skills during our training sessions and exercises. However, the most valuable asset a member must have is the ability to work as part of a close knit team. S.A.R.A.I.D has a depth of experience in its membership. S.A.R.A.I.D members have over the years provided Search and Rescue assistance during many overseas disasters including Turkey, India, Mexico, Palestine, Pakistan, Algeria, Haiti and recently the Kathmandu Earthquake.
S.A.R.A.I.D is entirely staffed by volunteers and funded by public donations. As a result every penny raised is spent on Search and Rescue equipment, training and transporting the team to the disaster sites. Fundraising takes on many forms from the simple charity box, sponsored events through to corporate sponsorship and adoption by schools as their favourite charity.
Helping S.A.R.A.I.D means helping to save lives and relieve human suffering around the world. You never know when disaster might strike.
You can help make a difference in several ways - donate money; help us raise money; spread awareness or become an operational member. CONTACT US for more information.