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Beacon provides SMS-based emergency dispatching for communities in developing countries where "911" technologies aren't affordable
Jason Friesen
New York
United States
6 Team Members
raised by 256 people in 1 month
55% funded
No time left
Verified Nonprofit
$75,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on October 11, 2013
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  • $1USD

    Show the world your support for our cause! A sincere thank you on social media from us, project updates, and the latest news, and you can tell your friends you contributed to this exciting project.

    12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $25USD

    Sponsors enough SMS for a full day of BEACON testing. You will receive 5 Trek Medics decal logos, as well as project updates, and a thanks on our website - send us your badge, too, if you have one!

    19 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $25USD
    Commemorative Challenge Coin

    Included by popular demand! $25 sponsors training for 5 first responders and gets you this original Commemorative Challenge Coin!

    23 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $25USD

    $25 puts 5 more trained responders on the roads and also gives you the chance to read about the action on ambulances across the world in this brilliant book, "Paramédico: Around the world by ambulance," by Australian paramedic, Benjamin Gilmour.

    13 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $50USD

    Sponsors one day of BEACON training for 5 emergency responders. You'll get an official Trek Medics t-shirt with an original design by our friend and artist, Rex Kalehoff, plus 5 decals. (Shipping OUTSIDE of the USA, CAN or UK, please add $15). Scroll down to see pattern.

    46 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $65USD

    In addition to sponsoring one day of training for 10 emergency responders, you'll get the t-shirt, 5 decals, and a copy of Benjamin Gilmour's thrilling book, "Paramédico: Around the world by ambulance." (Shipping OUTSIDE of the USA, CAN or UK, please add $15)

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $125USD

    A full 5 days of first responder training booked, and we thank you with a Vineyard Vines silk tie specially designed by Rex Kalehoff. Whether you're out on the high seas tying down a sail, or on the rocks slinging a broken arm, this cravat's for you! (Shipping OUTSIDE of the USA, CAN or UK, please add $15). Scroll down to see tie sample.

    19 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $200USD

    For helping provide SMS for a week of testing, this reward gets you a Vineyard Vines canvas tote that can carry whatever the kids need, with plenty of room for towels, diapers, or band-aids! (Shipping OUTSIDE of the USA, CAN or UK, please add $15). Scroll down to see tote bag.

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $500USD

    Things can go wrong on a big scale, so emergency preparedness exercises are needed; $500 helps for a full day of large-scale community response exercises. We also send you an engraved plaque to hang on the wall with a photo from the exercises. (Shipping OUTSIDE of the USA, CAN or UK, please add $15)

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $2,500USD

    EMS agencies and fire departments can pool together and sponsor a full month of intensive training, plus add their department's insignia on the uniforms of all our trainees - a literal reminder you've got their backs! They'll love it!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $6,000USD

    That's right - we're willing to take a couple of our biggest supporters along, and get involved first-hand in our testing and training with one of our partner programs. (Room, board, flight, and in-country transportation covered. Health insurance not covered.)

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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