Early in 2020, TEXSAR (Texas Search and Rescue) had to send an unexpected farewell to TEXSAR member Carine Chalfoun who passed away February 18th, 2020. A few days after we lost Carine, her dear father passed away leaving two very empty voids in the hearts of their beloved family members and friends.
To keep their memories alive the Chalfoun Family has begun the Carine and Cesar Chalfoun First Responders Fund which will award scholarships to deserving and dedicated TEXSAR members, up to $500 a month. These funds will cover the cost of personal protective equipment and/or additional training necessary to serve. Public service, education, and training were very important to Carine and her father, a perfect way to honor their memory.
If you wish to contribute to the scholarship fund in honor of Carine and Cesar, donations can be made below.
Total Funds Raised to Date: $11,639 – As of 3/31/23, ten TEXSAR members have received scholarships through the Carine and Cesar Chalfoun First Responders Fund.
(In the notes section please include Carine and Cesar)
Checks can be mailed to 13501 Ranch Rd 12, Ste 103, Wimberley, TX 78676.
Please include the following in the notes section online or on the check: Carine and Cesar scholarship fund. All donations to TEXSAR’s website and mailed checks are tax deductible as allowed by law. If you have any questions, please contact TEXSAR at 512-956-6727.
We are humbled by the outpouring support we have received in honor of Carine and Cesar, we hope this provides a sense of comfort, knowing their legacies continue to live on and support TEXSAR volunteers. Thank you for supporting TEXSAR and the Carine and Cesar Chalfoun First Responders Fund.
From the Chalfoun Family:
“We were so very proud of Carine’s early calling for volunteer work and service. Her goal in life has always been to create a safe environment for everyone. We are honored that the Carine and Cesar First Responders Fund will pass on the torch to new generations of first responders furthering the wonderful work of TEXSAR. It was truly a blessing that Carine was a member of the TEXSAR family!”
As she would always sign off: “BE SAFE!”