A Colorado business joined forces with the local community to recover more than $10,000 worth of stolen equipment taken from the Rampart Search and Rescue storage unit back in mid-December.
On Friday, CEO of 3R Technology Solutions Inc. presented a donation check of $10,000 to Rampart Search and Rescue.
“I knew that there was something that we had to do,” CEO of 3R Technology Solutions Inc. Pete Mikulin told Denver7 News. “These men and women, Rampart Search and Rescue, are heroes. They are guardian angels.”
A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help take care of replacing the stolen equipment.
"We are an all volunteer force and pay out of pocket for our own gear, this loss greatly impacts us. We are asking for donations to help replace our lost equipment in order to keep us mission ready," the GoFundMe page reads.
Between the donation and the GoFundMe, a total of $12,785 has been raised as of Tuesday morning.
Rampart Search and Rescue consists of 30 volunteers, with services split between the counties of Lincoln and Adams. Unlike other search and rescue organizations around the state, their team specializes in carrying out urban missions such as motorists stranded by winter weather.
"RSAR would like to thank 3R Technology Solutions and all those that help us in this time of need," Rampart Search and Rescue wrote in a recent Facebook post. "With out ALL of you, we would not be able to do our job."
3R Technology Solutions Inc. provides electronic recycling solutions to HOAs, government entities, and businesses. The corporation recently expanded into southern Colorado, opening a new warehouse and electronic recycling processing facility in Pueblo.