- The BCSARA has begun accepting donations in Bitcoin and Ethereum.
- Contributions will probably be accepted through CanadaHelps.
- The minimum amount of donation is set at $100.
The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association, which is a non-profit volunteer-based organization and supports the un-paid professional ground search and rescue community, has now announced accepting donations made through Bitcoin and Ethereum, which are also the two largest form of cryptocurrencies.
BCSARA took to its Twitter account to make the recent move official.
BCSARA is piloting a new donation option through CanadaHelps. Bitcoin and Ethereum will be accepted and immediately sold to prevent fluctuations. Carbon credits will also be bought to offset emissions. Thank you for your support of search and rescue! #SAR https://t.co/i15FueyiO0 pic.twitter.com/Ygc0UdRf6j
— BCSARA (@BCSARAssoc) May 20, 2022
The donations will be accepted through the country’s largest platform for fundraising and donating online, CanadaHelps. The platform has formed a tie-up with environmental software fintech company, CarbonX to offset carbon emissions via the purchase of carbon edits. To be precise, through the partnership, CanadaHelps aims to supply an initial 100 carbon credits to offset 100 MtCO2eq of carbon emissions. This way, every cryptocurrency donation made using CanadaHelps is carbon neutral and results in a meaningful charitable gift, as stated by the fundraising and donations platforms on their website.
$100 is the minimum donation one can make. Contributions made through cryptocurrency will be converted into dollars right away.
The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association was founded in 2002 and consists of 79 search and rescue groups. Until now, it has provided support, trading and equipment to thousands of volunteers. As per the data available on its official website, it has rescued 2,100 people.