Missing In America - Veterans Recovery Program

Rating: 4.9 stars   39 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Veterans

Location: 500 Hidden Valley Rd Grants Pass OR 97527 USA

Mission: We assist in helping funeral homes identify cremains as veterans, spouses of veterans or children under 21 of veterans.  We coordinate the burial and military honors for all veterans.
Geographic areas served: United states
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is a wonderfull organization that does a tremendous amount of work with little resources. All of the Volunteers I have been in contact with are dedicated to the mission and true patriots. More funding would go a long ways toward making sure all veteran's receive a proper burial.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I attended a burial of 7 Veteran's in new Hampshire and 1 in Maine.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The feeling that a veteran has been finally buried and recognized for their sservice is wonderfull

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Exceptional

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Loacte and bury all unclaimed Veteran's in the US and make sure they receive the service that they deserve through their service to our Country

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I felt privileged to be a part of MIAP going thru Elko, Nv. last year taking three cremains to Arlington. Was such an honor to meet all the men and women who took part in this this great historic day Carol R. Scott " Lil Red" Public Affairs Officer POW*MIA Elko Awareness Association

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated to their cause

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was involved in the Grants Pass services, and made the trip to Arlingtion. I m so proud to be part of this group. To be able to pay the respect to the Veterans that has been long in coming. Thank You MIAP for letting me become a part as an escort rider. DFWD Oregon

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Its The Right Thing To Do right Fred

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make no changes

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Doing the Escorts and meeting the familys

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could get alot more done in our quest to see every vet on as shelf some where gets the proper Honors He or She deserves

Ways to make it better...

Need Better Laws from the states to get it done for the vets

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting the states to change the laws to make resurching easer

One thing I'd also say is that...

Fred says it best Its The Right Thin To Do

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with the Northern California Veterans Cemetery and have had the pleasure of working with Fred Salanti. He is a remarkable man and the MIAP program he has started has been much needed. He has taken it upon himself to correct a long negelected problem. Hero's have been left languishing on shelves in mortuarys across America. Fred has made it his main focus to see that these men and women are buried with respect and honor. Some have been Metal Of Honor winners, the highest honor this nation can bestow upon a person. Every veteran Fred and his hepers find are buried with honor and treated with the respect they deserve. God Bless the MIAP!

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I am a member of the Support Committe and as such meet with Fred Salonti at least once a month to find ways to better serve our veterans. I continue to marvel at the amount of time and energy that is spent trying to help Veterans and their families.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the vitality and devotion to our service men and our country. you can do no better than to work with these men and women. They are the backbone of America.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I have only attened one service at Igo, but it moved me to tears and made me proud that there are people out there who care about our forgotten veterans. I did not know the soldiers that were laid to rest that day and felt honored to attend such a beautiful service. The men and women of our military fight willingly for our freedom and should never be forgotten.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fund the locating and burial of the many thousands of unclaimed remains of our fallen soldiers. It could also make it possible for maip to escort our fallen soldiers across the nation, who are killed in action in the current war.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

After attending a large service for 9 "found" veterans, I was hooked! I asked what I could do and was sort of given an area to check funeral homes for stored cremains. After that I got involved in their escorts of veterans from funeral homes to the Veterans Cemetery in Igo. I also participated in the "Honors at Arlington" mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

MIAP is helping to get laws passed that allow unclaimed veterans cremains to be interred with the honor and respect they deserve.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Every Veteran deserves to have the highest honors available upon their death. After all this is the tradition of our military. My husband rides with MIAP and we both feel that what they do is honorable and right. We support them whole heartedly.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have attended military services where the MAIP was the escort for the family and the service member.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No comment.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Is that Veterans are being honored in the final process of their life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional in their handling of such a sensitive matter.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Ensure the proper burial of many Veterans without any cost to the family.

Ways to make it better...

No comment.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting more people who ride motorcycles to get involved.

One thing I'd also say is that...

No comment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

It was with great honor and humility to have participated in two MIAP escorts. The first was the "Honors at Arlington" escort. We picked up the escort in Carlin, NV on May 21, 2009 and escorted them to Elko, NV. Our association held a ceremony and BBQ for the mission, then on Friday, May 22, we escorted the group to the NV-UT state line. The second escort, on August 28, 2009, was performed by our association with the assistance of the MIAP. This was Nevada's first escort and involved escorting the remains of five veterans from Elko, NV to Fernley, NV. As a patriot, being surrounded by so many veterans and other patriots while performing such a noble mission cannot be accurately described in words. I have never been prouder! Todd Scott aka "Tail Gunner" - Elko NV POW*MIA Awareness Association

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Absolutely the most humble and respectful individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

When I was informed that this Great Dishonor had been lingering for so long to so many I was Shocked and Immediately said "what can I do to Help"? To this day so many still haven't heard or did not pay attention to any of the information about this Tragedy. I like to think that WE all have been raised better than to let this to carry on. Every Volunteer from the Cemetery staff that do so much to accommodate us, to the Last Guard preparing to ride Off like a lone horse soldier as soon as the tears clear from his eyes, Have their Hearts and sense of Honor abiding in the appropriate order, Sense of Honor , Duty , Respect , Family, Justice, Volunteerism, Sacrifice and Love for a Brother or Sister who for whatever sad reason have left their Mortal Remains and no one has seen fit to Honor their sacrifice, This cannot continue !!! and yet every day a veteran dies and is put on a shelf with the others. We Need Money to Pay for the remains, Its just that simple, we can volunteer our time as well as money. From what I have seen none of us appears to be wealthy and thats why we need donations

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have Had the Unique Honor and view from the Pulpit at the Services, I cannot possibly begin to write what I feel when I see all of us together as a family, in unity to pay the respect, Honor and Love to OUR lost one

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NOT use the word Cremains very often, as it depersonalises the Veteran a b it too much for my liking

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

To See The Love and the Honor

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the Staff at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery of 2010 has Me very excited, These are dedicated and caring individuals, Though we are few in Iowa, there are many organisations who have helped in the past American Legion, Legion Riders, Patriot Guard, VFW, VV

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Put a Huge war chest together like that we could take care of the 6,000+ Known Veterans with Honor and the respect they deserve

Ways to make it better...

If we had more Volunteers and More Funding we have many vacancies open in Iowa

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding , Cooperation from those holding the Remains of our family members, warehouses, Funeral Homes, Hospitols including the VA

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am Outraged that this Country, for which so many of us have sacrificed, Has some how found a way of letting this go on for over ONE HUNDRED years

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am currently a member of two other veterans groups that assist vererans with funeral and food assistance. I first learned of MIAP about 1 1/2 years ago. Until that time I was totally unaware of the forgotten heros awaiting proper final honors and arrangements. I am now attending the honors ceremonies every other month at N. CA Veterans cemetary and am amazed each time of the large number that have been found during that short period of time. This is something that needs to be done on a national basis and expanded as quickly as possible.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The N. CA area only. A real need to expand the orgaization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Become involved in this effort in many more states.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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