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Champlain Valley Search and Rescue K9 Unit Corp Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/12/2012: Champlain Valley Search and Rescue K9 Unit Corp

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: CHAMPLAIN VALLEY SEARCH AND RESCUE K-9 UNIT

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Keeseville, NY

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Champlain Valley Search and Rescue K9 Unit Corp Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/12/2012: Champlain Valley Search and Rescue K9 Unit Corp

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: CHAMPLAIN VALLEY SEARCH AND RESCUE K-9 UNIT

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Physical Address: Keeseville, NY 12944 
EIN: 26-4454873
Web URL: www.champlainvalleyk9unit.com 
NTEE Category: M Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
M23 Search and Rescue Services
M Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
M40 Safety Education
O Youth Development
O50 Youth Development Programs
Ruling Year: 2009 
How This Organization Is Funded: Volunteer Personal Accounts - $6,000
General Public - $4,000


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Mission Statement

Our fundamental duty is to serve human and animal kind: to preserve life, to alleviate suffering, to respect human and animal dignity and to encourage the utilization of professionally trained personnel and canines.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (GuideStar Exchange,
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June 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2009
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2009

Total Revenue $9,335
Total Expenses $12,265

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June 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2009
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2009

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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June 2012)

Mr Christopher Bresett

Term:

Since Jan 2009

Profile:

Christopher has 15+ years experience in the search and rescue field.  He has professionally trained search and rescue dogs for other organizations.  He has served as a professional firefighter/Paramedic as well as serves as a volunteer firefighter now.

Board Chair (GuideStar Exchange,
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Officers for Fiscal Year (IRS Form 990)

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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

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People information was last updated by the nonprofit in June 2012

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Programs

Program: Hug A Tree (GuideStar Exchange,
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June 2012)

Budget:
$500
Category:
Public Safety, Disaster Services
Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program Description:

The Hug-A-Tree Program is designed to educate the public, especially children about the dangers of becoming lost, and what to do if they find themselves lost.

Program Long-Term Success:

If we are successful in teaching everyone the importance of being prepared then eventually search and rescue units will not be needed any longer to search for people who have gotten themselves lost.

Program Short-Term Success:

We give a quick quiz after each presentation to see who was paying attention.

Program Success Monitored by:

Evaluations given to the teachers or parents of the groups we have presented to.

Program Success Examples:

We often see students that we have given presentations to and they have made the effort to be prepared when out in the high peaks area.

Program: Red Cross Wilderness First Aid (GuideStar Exchange,
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June 2012)

Budget:
$500
Category:
Health Care
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

Wilderness First Aid- American Red Cross Instructors lead classes through skill sessions and test their knowledge.

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Program: Animal CPR & First Aid (GuideStar Exchange,
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June 2012)

Budget:
$1,000
Category:
Animal-Related
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

Red Cross instructors teach pet owners how to give emergency life saving CPR or first aid help to their animal companions.  Will test knowledge through skill sessions and testing.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

CVK9 saw a massive growth in 2011 and saw our talents utilized locally as well in areas hit hard by natural disasters such as Tuscaloosa and Joplin.  We saw major improvement with some of our in-training canines.  CVK9 was also hit with its own disaster when flooding in our local area swept away the training facility and much of the equipment.  Goal for 2012 is major fundraising to recoup the losses while still providing the same standard of service that we are known for.

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