Friends and members of the local volunteer search and rescue squad Garðar celebrated 60 years of the squads service to the community this weekend. On that occasion, Whale Watching operator Gentle Giants announced a grant of 600 thousand króna to the squad for their hard work and service to the community over six decades.
“It is of vital importance for Húsavík and the municipality to have a capable search and rescue squad. Our area of land is large, populated by many and visited by even more, with growing numbers of tourists every year. The work done by the search and rescue squad is mostly volunteer work, carried onward by brave and hard working individuals with a vision for our community as their guiding light. We are proud of our work with the squad over the years, and happy to be able to continue of support,” said Stefán Guðmundsson, owner of Gentle Giants Whale Watching.
“For us, and others in the business of moving passengers on the bay, the existence of this group is very important and we are grateful for their commitment,” said Gentle Giants assistant manager Daníel Annisius, who along with Karl Óskar Geirsson from the company presented the grant.