Brothers & Sisters,
Steven Scott Beare is a Colorado police officer with the Littleton Police Department and a member of the FOP. Steven has gone missing during an expedition to climb Mt Elbrus. Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia, and the tenth most prominent peak in the world. Mt Elbrus is located in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, near the border with Georgia. Steven is married and his wife is 11 weeks pregnant. They have a 20-month-old son, and 3 loving puppies who miss him very much.
Steven was confirmed missing on Mt Elbrus in Russia while climbing when he did not check back in at his check-in point on June 16th. He has extensive training on mountaineering and cold weather. He is an avid mountain climber and his goal is to summit the seven world summits. Mount Elbrus is one of them. Steven was confirmed alive as of the June 17th when he attempted phone calls from the mountain. His exact location was unknown due to a severe blizzard on the mountain.
Steven’s family and friends are working with professional climber Don Bowie organizing a private search team of highly trained and experienced mountain climbers/rescuers. He is a professional high-altitude climber from Alberta, Canada who has extensive experience at mountain search and rescue. Mr. Bowie will be the team leader of this highly trained and experienced mountain rescue team, and he is currently working on hiring helicopters necessary for the search/rescue.
Time is of the essence and it is crucial to put the resources in place to start this search quickly. The effort to get this going is an expensive undertaking. The family has limited means for funding and is reaching out to the public for donations. Donations will be managed and distributed by the Colorado Police Officers Foundation* through the Foundation website.
We need him to come home to his wife and family and your help in this effort is both needed and greatly appreciated. Anything you can donate on Stevens behalf will go directly towards finding him and bringing him home.
Below is a link to our FOP Police Foundation Website to donate through our secure PayPal account. PayPal donations on this Foundation website link go directly to a Foundation managed support fund for distribution to the family and are tax free charitable donations. You can make your tax free credit card donation or bank transfer through the PayPal donation access found at the Foundation website link below:
*The Colorado FOP Police Officers' Foundation was founded in 1997 and is a charitable corporation that operates under the 501 (c)(3) provisions of the federal tax code. This official designation granted by the IRS conveys tax-exempt status to the foundation and specifically allows contributions to be tax deductible. Your donations qualify for the maximum tax deduction.