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UPDATE: New Photos Added of Henry 1 Helicopter

A donation of $12,500 from the John Jordan Foundation will help Henry keep flying over the skies of Sonoma, serving the public.

By Sonoma County Sheriff's Department

Since the inception of Friends of Henry 1, many charitable contributions have been graciously donated. Most recently, andof the John Jordan Foundation presented the crew of Henry 1 with a generous check for $12,500.

Friends of Henry 1 is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization, which was launched by a cross-section of Sonoma County professionals in early 2012. The organization maintains its own internet website (friendsofhenry1.org), Facebook (fb.com/friendsofh1) and Twitter (@friendsofhenry1) accounts.

The organization seeks to ease budget challenges which threaten the continuation of Henry 1, the North Bay Region’s rescue helicopter program, operated by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

Friends of Henry 1 actively seeks public and private donors to keep this vital service in the air by offsetting crew, fuel, maintenance, and equipment costs in order to restore the program to the staffing and service levels of past years.

Donations such as the one provided by the John Jordan Foundation assist Henry 1 in offering a variety of unique services in the North Bay, including law enforcement air support, search and rescue, Advanced Life Support- medical transport and fire suppression.

On behalf of the crew of Henry 1 and the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, I'm honored to have the opportunity to thank John Jordan, Lisa Wittke-Schaffner and the John Jordan Foundation as well as all the other generous donors who have assisted in keeping the Henry 1 Helicopter Rescue Program sustainable and assist in its future growth.

Donations in any amount are accepted through the organization’s website. Friends of Henry 1 is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and donations are tax deductible as allowable.

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