I want to volunteer. How do I join CHCRS?
(A) Fill out an application located in the Contact Us section or request more information by emailing us at info@chcrs.org.

How do I donate to CHCRS?
(A) You can donate securely with Paypal by clicking on our link Donate Now on the left column of the site. You do not need to have an account to donate. You can also drop a personal check in the mail. Our address is in the Contact Us section.

What does CHCRS do with my monetary donation?
(A) Donations from the community are used to fund the operational budget which includes rescue related expenses, training of personnel, truck repair and maintenance, supplies, insurance, worker’s compensation insurance and equipment upkeep.

Are donations to CHCRS tax deductible?
(A) Yes. CHCRS is a 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation and donations to our organization are tax-deductible. The CHCRS EIN number is 23-7153047 and can be located in the IRS Database for organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable donations.

Who does CHCRS serve?
(A) CHCRS provides our services to the entire Tri-State area. Our primary responsibility is to the citizens and agencies of the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, but we have traveled to nine different states to assist in cave rescues.

Who should I call for a cave rescue?
(A) Always dial 911. CHCRS cannot respond to an emergency without the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) formally requesting our response through official channels.