G.I. Joe Search and Rescue - The Joe Le Foundation

the Story

Joes in Action

Who is Joe Le

A friend, a brother and a son who we all miss dearly.


Joe Le, 20, was smart, whitty and passionate about living his life to its fullest. He was an aspiring graphics design artist who loved both the outdoors and helping others who crossed his path.

I strive towards simplicity in my day-to-day life, allowing it to revolve around two elements: Helping those I can, and finding reasons to smile - no matter how small." - Joe Le

β€œIt's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will ll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

The mission of G.I. Joe Search & Rescue is to provide assistance & resources to local authorities and families with missing loved ones. We are a self-activating team of search & rescue volunteers, and we respond when notified of an emergency rescue or recovery mission. We strive to prevent and assist in emergency rescue situations by 1) preparing and training ourselves with survival and SAR techniques, and 2) educating the public on safety and survival techniques.

Email: info@gijoesar.org

Tel: (949) 614 - 1441

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Helping you find yours.

For 4 years, G.I. Joe Search and Rescue - The Joe Le Foundation has devoted its energy to passionately advocating and educating individuals and groups on outdoor survival, preparedness and the dangers inherent in venturing out in the canyons and natural areas that makes up southern California. We've also assisted numerous families in locating their loved ones, one of which was featured in OCWeekly.



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G.I. Joe Search and Rescue

26040 Acero, Mission Viejo, Suite 106, CA 92691

As one of the primary non-profit volunteer Search and Rescue organization in south Orange County (headquartered in Mission Viejo), G.I. Joe Search and Rescue takes pride in being involved in our local community and helping families in their most urgent time of need. During our brief history and in the years to come, our organization has and will play a pivotal role in not only finding missing loved ones but to also support their families during the difficult process.

In order to finance our local headquarters and remain highly visible to the local community, GIJ SAR has set a goal of raising funds via corporate and private donations, all of which will be directly allocated to the expenses associated with operating our program at no cost to those we serve.

Please aid us in reaching our goal by clicking on the button below to donate. Your generous contributions will allow us to continue our services and invaluable contributions to the families with missing loved ones. Having a physical presence in the area enables us to best coordinate our services and greatly enhance our visibility to the general public, potential volunteers, and the neighboring community and businesses. Please help the organization grow by considering a donation, a referral, or by volunteering your time.