Search & Rescue
ReUnite is a community-based collaborative between United Way and law enforcement agencies in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties. It is offered free of charge for children and vulnerable adults who may be prone to wandering or becoming lost. ReUnite is a multi-layered program that incorporates the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit, drones, and a group of certified Bloodhounds – specifically designated for search and rescue operations. The primary objective is to reduce search time when an individual is reported missing by a caregiver. This program provides families with a free scent kit which will aid search and rescue operations by equipping them with critical information in the event the at-risk individual becomes lost.
For more information on the program, please email ReUnite@UnitedWayLee.org or call (239) 433-7583.
United Way’s ReUnite program is currently offered in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties. Individuals whose primary residency is outside of the three-county area may be eligible to receive a scent kit, but will not be entered into the Lee, Hendry, or Glades County emergency databases. Individuals outside of the above mentioned counties should contact their local law enforcement for search and rescue resources available to them.
Click here for instructions to fill out the ReUnite applications.
Lee County ReUnite Applications
Glades County ReUnite Applications
Hendry County ReUnite Applications