GARD is a non-profit organization. Members typically incur out-of-pocket expenses exceeding $2,500 a year for mileage, personal equipment (survival gear for handler and K-9 and training gear) and of course veterinary bills. GARD uses your donations to purchase radios, Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation equipment, topographical maps, send aspiring members to training seminars and other major expenses to field operational K-9 handler teams.
receipt for tax purposes. There are several ways you can help: Donate via check to: Blackburn J. Booth (GARD Treasurer) C/O Greater Atlantic Rescue Dogs 4651 Backwoods Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23322 Or through United Way and Combined Federal Campaign—for Hampton Roads and Peninsula United Way programs, you can write in “Greater Atlantic Rescue Dogs” and for CFC (8050).