Storm Warrior’s Search and Rescue Dog: Rayne
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It is in these precious moments when Rayne will be able to immediately search for families who may be caught under rubble or displaced by the storm.
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Kim Van Antwerp

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August 30, 2017

Walter C. Jants

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August 14, 2017

Bill

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July 25, 2017

The Story

Weatherford, TX

Storm Warriors is an elite weather tracking team who seek to warn, assist, and restore communities affected by storms and other natural disasters. The Storm Warriors team tracks violent storms in order to be at the right place when disaster strikes. Each member is trained to aid in search and rescue efforts and carry first aid gear to help individuals and families in the affected area.

When Storm Warriors arrive at a disaster site, they provide live ground information and updates to the National Weather Service and local media. Working alongside local emergency management professionals, they also take part in wide area searches. In 2014, an EF4 tornado destroyed over 500 homes and 16 people lost their lives in Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas. Bill Ford, the Storm Warriors team leader, was one of the first responders and a part of the search team.

“There is nothing more heartbreaking than to learn you walked right past someone who needs help because they were under the rubble and you did not see them,” Bill said. “What we lacked was the most important tool for searching through piles of rubble and broken homes, a properly trained search and rescue dog.”

Following the tragic event, Bill set out to find the best search and rescue dog. After nearly two years, he found the perfect puppy to train named Rayne. Michael Davis, The Last Chance K9 trainer, recently reached out to Bill and invited Rayne to go through his exclusive training program. Rayne will be specially trained and certified for deployment in disaster areas to find family members who may be buried under debris from tornadoes or hurricanes. Due to the extensive training for search and rescue dogs, the cost is over $15,000.

The Storm Warriors team hopes to raise $10,000 through RedBasket.org to cover the cost of Rayne’s training. “Many times we are right there when a disaster strikes,” Bill said. “It is in these precious moments when Rayne will be able to immediately search for families who may be caught under rubble or displaced by the storm.” Please consider making a tax-deductible donation and help Rayne complete training to become one of the best among search and rescue dogs. Share this story today!

If you want to learn more about Rayne or the Storm Warriors, visit instagram.com/rayne1215 or www.stormwarriors.tv

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