UPDATE: Wolfe County Search and Rescue receives prize, life-saving tool
Monday, the team received a customized Land Rover Defender
UPDATE (3/21/22) – The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team has received a new vehicle.
On Monday, the team received a customized Land Rover Defender. It’s the prize for winning the Search and Rescue category in Land Rover’s Defender Above and Beyond service awards.
The team received the new SUV in Louisville Monday afternoon. Gov. Andy Beshear along with President/CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America honored the team.
The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team is one of seven U.S. non-profits to win a customized Defender SUV.
ORIGINAL POST (1/30/22)
WOLFE COUNTY, Ky (WTVQ)- The Wolfe County Search and Rescue team responds to many calls that make their job dangerous. Now, the team is set to receive a new tool that will help them continue their life-saving mission.
The non-profit was the recipient of a Land Rover Defender through a contest with the car manufacturer.
Some of the members made it back to Kentucky Sunday afternoon from the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, North Carolina. While there, they visited a Land Rover test track, where they drove their vehicle for the first time.
For the contest, members had to submit a 3-minute video explaining how the vehicle would help continue their mission. The winners were then chosen by a public vote.
The search and rescue team was one of seven non-profits in various categories to receive the award.
“There was a lot of hard work, a lot of sweat that went into making that happen,” said public information officer Drew Stevens. “And it’s just an uplifting thing. It was a morale boost for our team. And it’s ultimately beyond being a life saving tool that we can use, it’s been invaluable and kind of improved the spirits of our team and really help to elevate our team in the public eye, as well.”
Stevens says the Land Rover will be delivered to them at the Louisville Land Rover dealership in mid-February.