My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Special K9s, The Woodlands, TX, USA
After searching over 10 months for cadaver K9's to do a search/recovery for my missing loved one Kathy LaMadrid, we were lead to Special K9's Search & Recovery. I volunteer for Search & Rescue in California, so one might think I would have no problem to get K9's from my own team out to search my areas. Crossing county lines to search for someone though with out the Sheriff's consent is no easy task that many will do if a family is asking. If the Sheriff's Dept doesn't issue a call out for that Missing Person, no one is coming to search, leaving families no where else to turn. I had been searching across the country for a team who knows what they are doing & that has had " FINDS" of Missing Persons, because after almost 10 yrs of searching for Kathy I have been told even if we have the right area, we would still have to be very close to where she is located to be able to find her. I believe we have found the right team who is way over qualified & has had many "FINDS" over the years that will come to search for Kathy simply because we have asked. The possibility of closure for a family, you can not put a price tag on, and by having someone who will listen to the family's needs & answer their request, well I can't express that it absolutely means more to us than I can put into words. Not only are they coming to search for Kathy, but also for Missing Person Cort Jones missing from Redding , Ca. since August 2012. Both families are hoping for a resolution, at the very least though this will provide some answers allowing both families to cross areas off the map. When a family is searching for their loved one, search & rescue teams call this " a rest of the world search".
California Searches coming in early November 2014. Please keep us in good thoughts & prayer that we have at least 2 Finds while Special K9's Search & Recovery are out in California.
Review for Community United Effort (Cue), Wilmington, NC, USA
I found out about Cue Center for Missing Persons when I went online to create a face book page specifically to get more assistance on Missing Person, Kathy LaMadrid's case. She has been missing from Fort Bragg, Ca since Dec. 17, 2004. I have literally exhausted about every possiblity and every ave. in searching for Kathy LaMadrid . I learned that in Sept. 2012 Monica Caison was coming out to the West Coast to do her" Road to Remember Tour" thru the states of Washington, California and Oregon. I called her at that point and asked if it was too late to get Kathy LaMadrid included in the tour. She said of course it would be fine. We got to host the Mendocino, Ca stop along with David Neily's family and also got to spot light her case again on the steps of the Capital in Sacramento, Ca where Kathy grew up. I can not tell you how much it meant that when she was out here...I asked her if she would come back out to do a search with Cadaver dogs for Kathy. She said she would. We are currently working on getting a search together for Kathy . Finding Cue Center for Missing Persons is a true blessing. Knowing of all the" finds" Monica has had over the years that I have known of her is so amazing. It brings tears to my eyes knowing that we have such a caring non profit coming for us all the way across the U.S. to do a search for Kathy. Just knowing though that Monica and Cue Center are standing by us , gives us renewed hope that we will find & bring Kathy home.
Along the years I have known of Cue Center and Monica Caison, I have pointed families in the direction of her Org. and I have told them her non profit assists families of the missing in hopes of bringing their Missing Loved One home. One in particular that I told a family about was Gail Nowaki Palmgren's family. She had been missing approx. 6 months , but in Dec. 2011 Monica personally found and brought Gail home, giving her family closure and a possiblity to start their healing process.
In Feb. 2013 , I became a volunteer for Cue Center for Missing Persons as a California State Director. I am very proud to be a part of such a wonderful non profit that is heaven sent and that assists any Missing Persons family that asks & doesn't charge. I look forward to assisting Cue Center in accomplishing their goals in continueing to bring the missing home . Monica Caison and Cue Center for Missing Persons are priceless to a family that has no where else to turn.
With Sincere Gratitude,
Search & Rescue
"So Others May Live"
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