Category: AmCham News
AmCham Norway’s annual Charity Thanksgiving Dinner this year recorded a record-high donation to the chosen charity, the Norwegian Red Cross.
The funds will all be donated to the Norwegian Search and Rescue Corps, a unit that has seen an increase in rescue missions from 984 in 2015 to over 1500 in 2016.
The Search and Rescue Corps, famous for their Mountain Code (fjellvettreglene), is the largest volunteer group within the Norwegian rescue service.
The Search and Rescue Corps’s main task is to assist police in search and rescue operations and disasters. In addition, the corps gives medical manpower to various events in the community, doing first aid instruction, and in some locations also ambulance services.
All efforts from the members is voluntary, and the equipment used is also paid for with funds collected through volunteer efforts.