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The Bomberos are looking to buy a drone.  A drone would enable them to better manage forest fire and apply limited resources more effectively. A drone could also help find lost and / or injured hikers.
If you want to help send dollars to paypal (To a friend) address ms1cb@yahoo.com or drop off pesos to Manix restaurant #57 Ocampo ajijic. Mark donations for "Bomberos" and we will report progress to you. To date we have $705 US plus $4500p.
Obviously the drone they need has to be heavy duty. It will cost approximately five thousand dollars. It is heat resistant, can travel 7.5 kilometers, has two way communication, a search light. A use I forget to mention would be to find drowning victims.
Susan Larsen is working with us and can pickup donations in Chapala
 
We are hoping for more donations. we are awaiting a generous donation from the British Club. I have contacted the two area Rotary Clubs, Chapala Sunrise and Ajijic and am awaiting an answer. I have had no contact from the Hiking Club. Susan Larson was going to contact them.
Your friend  Hector España Ramos
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Many thanks and blessings to Ruth e D. for her continued support of our community projects. Her donation now puts us at 2000US for the Bomberos drone. We are getting to the goal of 5000US ,but, we still need more support for this project which will help us all! Forest fires, lost and hurt hikers, drowned victims and others, lives may be saved due to you help!
Your friend, Hector España Ramos
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We just got a $1000US match offer! If we can raise an additional $1000US or peso equivalent for the Bombero Drone program a donor will donate a matching $1000. This will put us close to our goal! Please, please help now.
 
"If you want to help send dollars to paypal (To a friend) address ms1cb@yahoo.com or drop off pesos to Manix restaurant #57 Ocampo Ajijic. Mark donations for "Bomberos" and we will report progress to you. Susan Larson will pickup if you can't get out. She can be reached on Facebook
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We have not received any additional donations to meet the $1000 match challenge. Please don't let this opportunity to reach or goal for the Bomberos drone pass!
Your friend Hector España Ramos
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Thank you Oriental O we are now almost half way to our $1000 Bombero Drome match challenge!
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Thank you Neighbor Dave and Lorna M D. we are now just $300 from our $1000 Bombero Drone match challenge Goal!
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23 hours ago, HarryB said:
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Thank you Neighbor Dave and Lorna M D. we are now just $300 from our $1000 Bombero Drone match challenge Goal!

With my donation of $5000P=$305CDN you acknowledged receiving yesterday,Hector, it's only $50US short on the match challenge. Somebody could easily come up with the 50 bucks or more to reach the final goal.

edit: I suggested that the $50 could be easily met and Elisabeth Shields met the challenge by making another donation.

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Thanks to Elizabeth S and Peter K we have met the $1000 US challenge and advised the donor. Many thanks to all who have contributed and especially to those who have repeatedly donated to help this very worthy Bombero Drone project.
 
We have checked the balances, taking into account exchange rates and the Paypal fees (A few of our wonderful donors are still incurring fees because they are not using the "send money to a friend" option) . We are now at $4000US and are within reach of buying the drone. We still need $1000US to make the purchase. Please folks let's get this done and make us all safer with this wonderful tool for the Bomberos.
 
If you want to help send dollars to paypal (To a friend to avoid fees) address ms1cb@yahoo.com or drop off pesos to Manix restaurant #57 Ocampo ajijic. Mark donations for "Bomberos" and we will report progress to you. Susan Larson will pickup if you can't get out. She can be reached on Facebook
 
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Thank you Sandi L. for giving us the first step on the final sprint to our Bombero Drone goal.
 
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On 6/9/2021 at 8:41 AM, HarryB said:
Thanks to Elizabeth S and Peter K we have met the $1000 US challenge and advised the donor. Many thanks to all who have contributed and especially to those who have repeatedly donated to help this very worthy Bombero Drone project.
 
We have checked the balances, taking into account exchange rates and the Paypal fees (A few of our wonderful donors are still incurring fees because they are not using the "send money to a friend" option) . We are now at $4000US and are within reach of buying the drone. We still need $1000US to make the purchase. Please folks let's get this done and make us all safer with this wonderful tool for the Bomberos.
 
If you want to help send dollars to paypal (To a friend to avoid fees) address ms1cb@yahoo.com or drop off pesos to Manix restaurant #57 Ocampo ajijic. Mark donations for "Bomberos" and we will report progress to you. Susan Larson will pickup if you can't get out. She can be reached on Facebook
 
Your friend. Hector Espana Ramos

Yes let's get this done. I am donating another $5000 pesos so some of you could match or better that to top up the last $1000USD needed.

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We have received the match money from Anonymous donor and are awaiting another promised donation before we can compute the balance which is close to our goal for the Bomberos drone.
Your friend, Hector España Ramos
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We have received the outstanding donation and are now just 15,000 pesos from the Bombero drone goal. We have advised the Bomberos of our status. Thank you again to all our donors. The goal is on the horizon. We just need a few more donors to step up for the safety of us all.
 
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Thank you! That gets us a little closer. We have had another donor who wishes to remain anonymous

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We are inching towards the final goal!
Our next step is to meet with the Bomberos Drone advisor. We will discuss logistics, training, actual purchase and delivery.
We want advise on a number of matters.
How we will keep the title to the drone in private hands to secure ownership.
Securing municipality responsibility for care, maintenance and possibly insurance.
How to prepare for the regime change and secure the drone.
Others?
Your friend Hector España Ramos
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We have met with the Bomberos' Drone advisor.
1. Training will be provided by a US certified drone pilot. Said certification does not exist in Mexico
2. Specs for an associated computer will be provided to us.
3. The drone is a China manufacture and available for purchase in Guadalajara. Plans for the purchase are pending receipt of the final needed 10k donation.
4. Terms of the contract with the municipality were discussed
5 Further discussion and collaboration were planned.
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We need just 10K pesos to be able to go to Guadalajara and buy the drone for the Bomberos. Training is all setup Please help!
 
If you want to help send dollars to paypal (To a friend to avoid fees) address ms1cb@yahoo.com or drop off pesos to Manix restaurant #57 Ocampo ajijic. Mark donations for "Bomberos" and we will report progress to you. Susan Larson will pickup if you can't get out. She can be reached on Facebook
 
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⁠this is the Bombero drone. We have received a 2000 peso anonymous donation so we just need 8000 pesos to complete the order

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