Texas Equusearch is a Godsend to the family of missing loved ones and is able to search for the missing in any way they can. Tim Miller took his worst nightmare and created hope for other families. Sometimes the families loved ones are found, though not alive. When this happens, as sad as it is, the family can bring their loved one home. And that in itself is priceless. As parents, there is no bigger nightmare than to have not only a missing loved one, but a missing loved who has passed and not knowing it. The work Texas Equusearch does is priceless and I plan on supporting this group for life. Thank you.
I am a new volunteer. I am very impressed with the mission and the heart of everyone involved in this group so far. So many selfless volunteers give of their time and finances to help others. This has reminded me that there really is lots of people who genuinely care about others.
TEXAS EQUUSEARCH averages about 3 cases/week, or about 130 cases per year. COLLABORATION between/among public agencies (local, state and federal) and private TES is basic on all search cases. TRUST is also important as information to find missing loved ones depends on this. COMPASSION is the third word for the day because without it, why search?
I am a volunteer in the Ohio Chapter. I am also a client served. My daughter went missing in August of 2011. I sought out the assistance of TES. They came out to search as did hundreds of local volunteers. It was very heart warming & comforting to know so many people have big hearts & put their lives on hold to search for my daughter. Unfortunately, she was not found promptly. The passion of some of the folks that did not know Katelyn was overwhelming. They continued to search & decided to start a local chapter. Thus, the Ohio Chapter of TES was born. Katelyn's remains were found in a dump heap in April of 2013. My TES family never gave up and have beeny support. The love & passion this team has is amazing. Good has come from this tradgedy. I joined TES to honor my daughter & in hopes that I can ease an ounce of pain in a family's heart that I felt. TES eased my pain. I thank each & everyone of them. GOD bless each & every individual that puts their life on hold & searches for the missing. There is still plenty good in this world. It is up to each & everyone of us. GOD bless...
When family's are at their darkest hour & in time of need that's when this organization shines. This organization is made up of all walks of life, they put all else to the side & put the family 1st & foremost. The dedication is off of all charts. As the director of the Ohio chapter I'm truly blessed to have been given the opportunity by Tim to be able to help family's that truly have no where else to turn. With TES it has made me believe that there is still more good in this world than evil. Let me take this opportunity to thank you for all you do!!
I have been involved with Texas Equusearch since 2008, and have met some of the most generous people of their time within a volunteer organization. When someone goes missing families have no where to turn when law enforcement does not have resources available. TES offers the hope and support to hopefully bring loved ones back where they belong. Thanks for all that you do!
As a member of the Ohio TES chapter I have never seen so many people willing to stop what they are doing at anytime to respond to a call in this by far has taught me so much and can honesty say from the bottom of my heart I truly love my extended family
Tim miller thank you for what you started and allow us carry on here in Ohio
Excellent, hard working, most dedicated and passionate volunteers.
I pray you never have a loved one come up missing, however if it ever happens I pray this organization is still around to assist you.
As a donor and an Active member of TES, I have never met more selfless individuals. I can tell you if you spent a day with a few of TES' best you will without a doubt agree with me! We are a family! We share the same passion! We are 100% the most dedicated group of volunteer searchers you'll ever encounter. We work only with law enforcement and never go out and search on our own!
Speaking on behalf of my fellow TES members, Thank you for all whom have trusted us in locating your
"Lost is not alone"
As an Active member of TES I can tell you the comments below are nothing other than exactly what bill stated : "members of other search organizations" if you spent a day with a few of TES best you will without a doubt agree with me! We are a family! We share the same passion! We are the most dedicated group of searchers you'll ever encounter. We work only with law enforcement and never just go out and search on our own! That Bill, is a false statement.
I can speak on behalf of my fellow TES member however I can not speak for volunteers whom search a few times and form opinions. Thank you for all whom have trusted us in locating your loved one.
My daughter and 6 crew members disappeared in the Tasman Sea in June 2013 while sailing aboard a 70' schooner from New Zealand to Australia. We, and the other family members, heard about Texas Equisearch (TES), and I honestly don't know what we would have done without their help. Their competent team of volunteers connected all of us through daily conference calls as we threw around ideas and information that could help in our rescue efforts. The boat still hasn't turned up, but we know it's possible for the crew to be surviving because others have done it. If they lost their mast, they could be caught in the wild and unpredictable Tasman currents. TES put together satellite searches and we found a boat the exact size and shape of our boat, but New Zealand refused to fly out and look at it, stating that no one could be alive after drifting for 3 months. We had to laugh when the man from Mexico washed up in The Marshall Islands after 14 months crossing the Pacific Ocean in a small boat with nothing but fishing gear. Another boat took 18 months before turning up in Tonga after being caught in the Tasman eddies. TES helped in fund raising efforts as well, and over $600,000 was raised to fund private searches. When New Zealand's Search and Rescue turned over search data, claiming that they did an exhaustive search and the boat sank, TES was able to study their procedures and question their capabilities. And even after a year, TES still participated in weekly conference calls with family and involved parties, striving to keep us informed while pushing for changes in the way future searches overseas are conducted. We remain eternally grateful to TES and their determination to save lives and help families achieve closure when the worst thing possible happens; someone you love goes missing.