Posters Brought Them Home
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A very special thanks to Rapid Response Team eVolunteers in New Hampshire. Your posters may have contributed to the recovery of a brother and sister (aged 9 and 12). The children had been abducted from their home in Arizona by their non-custodial mother.
After receiving the request from the custodial father and law enforcement approval, the Polly Klaas Foundation immediately placed the children's photos on the website, sent a request to the Rapid Response Team eVolunteers to distribute posters nationwide, and distributed approximately 700 posters by fax.
The posters made the difference. Within a month the non-custodial mother turned herself in to law enforcement and returned the children to their custodial father.
One of the first things the children happily asked their father when they were returned was, “Did you know how many places we were on the Internet and how many posters we were on?”
A very special thanks to Rapid Response Team eVolunteers in Oregon. Your posters may have contributed to the recovery of a missing teenager from northern California.
On Tuesday August 8 we sent an email to the Rapid Response Team eVolunteers asking them to distribute posters nationwide for this teenager. She went missing from San Jose, California. Additionally, our caseworkers distributed posters to the area by fax, and placed her picture on our website.
Two days later, the teenager was found in Albany, Oregon. Someone in Albany saw a Polly Klaas Foundation missing child poster with her picture, and called in the lead that helped locate her.
There are a number of Rapid Response Team members in Oregon who could have distributed that poster.
Thanks to everyone for your help in finding this young girl. We never know where a missing child will be found.
A Special Thank You to All Rapid Response Team eVolunteers.
From Cindy Rudometkin, Response Department Director, Polly Klaas Foundation.
I would personally like to express my heartfelt gratitude to those who have taken the time in their busy lives to join the Polly Klaas Foundation's Rapid Response Team eVolunteers.
You are doing invaluable work that can potentially save a child's life.
You cannot imagine how your dedication to finding missing children helps lighten the load of the Polly Klaas Foundation case workers.
Just knowing you are out there distributing missing child posters encourages us as we support families and work with law enforcement to help find missing children. We are so glad to have you as partners on our team.
Children are found because of posters. I have seen it happen many, many times in the 7 years I have been working at the Foundation.
Just last month an endangered teenage girl was located in a different state because somebody saw a Polly Klaas Foundation poster. It could very well have been a Rapid Response Team member that distributed that poster. That teenage girl is now safe at home.
Hundreds of people see each poster, which truly increases the likelihood of a child being found.
You have expanded our reach, and added an invaluable personal touch to our work of finding missing children. Thank you for joining us in this important work. Your partnership is invaluable.
You are personally making a difference.
You are joining a large group of people who are actively searching for missing children.