Over $2,000 of donations were raised for the Sharp County Search and Rescue Team through a benefit ATV and Jeep ride on May 13, put together by Cox Implement and the cities of Hardy, Cherokee Village, and Highland. 

The Sharp County Search and Rescue Team may be nationally recognized but this volunteer organization relies on donations to help fund their intensive training and expensive equipment. The training they receive and the equipment they use have been pivotal to saving lives within the region.

The benefit ride started in Hardy and went through Cherokee Village before the riders met at the Cox Implement location in Highland for a free lunch prepared by employees of Cox Implement. An estimated 400 people were present for the lunch. 

Donations were collected and presented to the Chief of Sharp County Search and Rescue, David Woods, in the amount of $2,135. Woods said that the team is, “One of the only nationally recognized search and rescue teams in this part of the state, and that’s because of training and donations.”

I’ve attached 2 images, one shows the crowd, the other is from left-to-right: Scott Tyner (Cox Implement Store Manager and Highland), David Woods (Chief of Sharp County Search and Rescue), Matthew Cox (Cox Implement General Sales Manager)