PLEASE DONATE!   Our volunteers provide much of the communications equipment used in time of disasters which is, for the most, paid for out-of-pocket. While the county provides some support from its annual budget, we must compete with other county priority needs which unfortunately isn’t enough to allow us to provide communications coverage for a county of 8218 square miles. Your donation will help us provide a comprehensive communications infrastructure over an area with ecosystems of Sonoran Desert ringed and bisected by 7000+ foot mountains. We seek funding for communications infrastructure beyond the scope of individual members and not available from the YC OEM operating budget through membership dues, equipment and monetary donations and government and private grants. Please consider making a donation to help us expand our emergency communication capabilities and further our role of assisting the Office of Emergency Management. Your contribution is tax deductible as provided by IRS regulations for contributions to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. A confirmation letter will be provided for each donation received. Check with your tax professional to insure proper filing for your tax situation.

Checks may be sent to our treasurer:

Friends of YC ARES RACES

c/o Tom Cloonan

1165 S Verde Santa Fe Pkwy

Cornville, AZ 86325-4952

Click the link below for PayPal donation processing allowing credit card donations.

For questions please email us at or contact our treasurer at 206-849-8476 (cell)

You can help us in other ways that don’t cost you any money! When you shop at Amazon, instead of going to, go to   On your first visit to, you  will be asked to select a charity – search on a key word like ARES RACES or Yavapai and select the Friends of Yavapai County ARES RACES, Inc.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of all your eligible purchases to us without changing the price you pay.  You can find out all the details at        





Fry’s has a similar program.  If you are already one of Fry’s rewards cards members, you are halfway there; if you aren’t, please sign up for a rewards card on your next store visit or you can sign up on their website. Next go to Fry’s Community Rewards Website and click in the Enroll Now box or signup for the reward program from the website and then click the enroll now box. Search for Friends of Yavapai County ARES RACES, Inc. or use our Organization Number: ET248, and enter your information.