The Hope to Find Missing Adults and Children
National Vigil for Hope's over-all purpose is to best ensure that no one missing is ever forgotten. There are over a million missing people in the United States, which includes over 300,000 children. Every one of these people need and deserve our help. Every citizen in America should be conscious of who is missing from their area and keep a watchful eye wherever they go. It’s so easy to forget that the problem exists. If we are not always aware, someone missing could be standing right in front of us needing our help
On Sunday, May 17, 2009 thousands of families, friends, businesses, organizations, and the public will come together for an hour of prayer, hope, and awareness for thousands of missing people who may be “gone…but are not forgotten.”
Michelle Bart, owner of Helping Heroes Productions, who once had a voice for missing toddler Caylee Anthony and her grandparents, started the National Vigil For Hope while searching for Caylee in 2008. Bart has always been aware of the importance of bringing home missing children, but the search for Caylee Marie Anthony was a wake up call. Despite the nature or circumstance of how a child [or person] goes missing, one thing should never be questioned: the person must be found and brought home and most importantly, NO ONE should ever give up HOPE.
Fro the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Detective Rick Buckner discussed some local cases of missing persons they are still hoping to solve with your help. If you have any information please call 1-877-CRIME11.
On Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 7pm (ET) / 4pm (PT) the public will be encouraged to join a vigil event in their community for one hour of prayer, hope, and awareness for those missing in their community or around the country. Those that cannot make it to a site location, the public will be encouraged to log onto their computer and click through missing person’s links that will be provided on the National Vigil for Hope website. For more information click here.
This is not a fundraising event, but rather a public awareness effort to bring more attention to a growing epidemic that needs the support from all of us in order to eradicate it.