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How to Donate
We are a nonprofit organization and thus always looking for donations. Monetary donations help us in our extensive training classes. We train in first aid for pets, ropes course, swift water, large animal rescue, first aid, CPR, bloodborne pathogens, bird handling, and many more areas. These training classes help us when we respond to national and local disasters and of course the many heart wrenching hoarding cases. Besides training there are personal suppies and immunizations that our members must collect and undergo. As a group we are always looking for supplies either donated or to purchase. These supplies help us when we respond to local situations.
Start by attending one of the basic meetings held every third Wednesday of the month at 6pm.
There are required classes that must be completed before you are allowed to deploy. Classes include: ICS, FEMA, Basic First Aid & Blood Borne Pathogens, CPR, Animal First Aid, and Animal Handling, Resuce, and Sheltering. ICS and FEMA classes are available online. Others are scheduled by HEART on a rotating basis throughout the year. Depending on experience, you may be able to assist HEART in certain circumstances prior to completing required classes.
Volunteers should expect to perform moderately strenuous physical tasks including, but not limited to: standing, lifting, carrying, and walking. All deployable members must meet light fitness requirements. For some deployments, depending on the situation, higher fitness requirements will established.