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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Crime & Law, Crime & Legal-Related, Human Services, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: All Can You Identify Me programs, services and campaigns promote resolution for America's Unidentified.

Results: http://canyouidentifyme.org/timeline

Target demographics: America's Unidentified

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1200 victim, hundreds of families, and law enforcement throughout the country.

Geographic areas served: nationwide

Programs: Awareness, Forensic Art, & Education. http://canyouidentifyme.org/programs

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at this non-profit for a few months now, and I enjoy it!! It is a great opportunity to have the chance of figuring out who these unidentified victims are, and possibly reconnect them with their loved ones who are searching for them. The hours are flexible and the interactions with the other volunteers are always great, we all get along. I have gotten to speak to coroners and medical examiners from around the country, and worked with them to help match some cases. Overall my experience here has helped me get a better understanding of what happens with these victims, and Im glad I can help them.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer you already have the mind set to contribute your time and talents. Generally, most volunteers will volunteer to causes they have been affected by.
Can You Identify Me is a nonprofit organization I personally have never heard of and thankfully never had to experience such a horrific topic.
After meeting with Rebel Morris, Executive Director and founder of CYIM I found myself even more intrigued and impressed with the training and one on one time Rebel took explaining in detail what the organization is about. She also gave me the opportunity to ask as many questions about volunteer time, the team, the website, the findings, and helped me to figure out where I would best fit in. The website is one of the best user friendly websites I have ever encountered. The communication through Rebel’s (Can You Identify Me) FaceBook wall is informative, intelligent, and respectful to the subject at hand.
Thank you Rebel Morris, Board Members, Forensic Artist, and volunteers for their hard work and dedication for such a heartbreaking, but great cause. Without the computer networking, data and forensic art reconstruction families may never be able to locate loved ones.

1 Sonya9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I wanted to contribute some time to the community when I came accross "Can You Identify Me" this past March. Since then I have gained some valuable skills and made some wonderful friends which is something I was not expecting. I have seen first hand at the difference this nonprofit has made within the community with limited resources.

1 Terri66

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I moved from S. Florida three years ago, after my husband passed away. I was lost without him and only left my home to go grocery shopping. I decided that I needed to get out of the house and do something to help others. I found CYIM and became part of the family immediately. This has changed my life as I get out to volunteer and have made some good friends here. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and you will also be part of our family as soon as you start volunteering. The feeling that you are helping others makes volunteering so rewarding and I look forward to the days I'm scheduled to work.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CYIM caught my attention through volunteer match. I wanted to be part of an organization that made a difference in others lives. What a Blessing CYIM is in knowing that they are working with the local community (and Nationally!) in bringing awareness about the unidentified!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so pleased to have come across this Nonprofit. I have not been volunteering ling at all and I already feel like I am family! Everyone is so kind and welcoming, and I love that they are so accepting and loving to EVERYONE.
The things they do for these families who have lost their loved ones is so wonderful and heart warming. I am truly blessed to have come across "Can You Identify Me?" and become a volunteer. I am looking forward to all the great things that we ALL will do together and individually because of the amazing people who put together "CYIM?".
I have hope that this organization will grow into something even more amazing and well known. They truly deserve it.

5 Morgan93

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have always loved volunteering and was passionately searching for an organization that I felt I could make a difference being a part of. I found that organization when I came across Can You Identify Me. I immediately found an interest in their cause and became a volunteer in March of 2015. I have worked directly on case updates and recently worked my first potential match. Knowing there is a possibility that an unidentified victim's family may finally find closure is amazing. No words can express how grateful I am to this organization, its volunteers, and its executive director/founder Rebel J. Morris. I have not only helped others, but have also helped myself by being a part of it. Through this organization and the experiences I have had with it, I now know what I want to do with my life. No matter what you want to do in life, this organization can provide you with direction, experience, friendship, and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who are searching for a loved one and of those whose lives were lost and remain unidentified.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for this organization for a couple months now. These volunteers who donate their time for this organization are caring and compassionate. They are all willing to help the families that are in need of our services. This experience has made me grow as a person and I am better because of this experience.

5 Tanya26

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The "Do you know me" quote on the logo touched my heart and I decided to meet with Rebel to see if I could make a difference. Her passion and the team I met with was inspiring. I did not realize hwo many nameless faces are out there, so this non-profit is really helping the community to bring closure to many families. Looking forward to continuing to volunteer with a great group of people.

5 Daniel95

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Can You Identify Me is a non profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness about unidentified Jane and John Does. The volunteers are compassionate and empathetic to the cause and help try to give closure the victim's families. This is a wonderful organization with a great cause and i am happy to be apart of it!

5 SheriK

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found Can You Identify Me when I was seeking volunteer work. Working with CYIM has been an eye-opening experience. Rebel has an amazing passion and dedication to CYIM and all who are involved with it. And, the other volunteers and board members all go that extra mile to help those who currently do not have a voice. CYIM stands out as a nonprofit that searches to help find names for those who died without identification. I love being a part of a noble cause that can help bring closure to family members still wondering about missing loved ones.

4 jae67

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently serving with Can You Identify me and this has become one of the most rewarding roles I have ever had, It is one of the most worthy organisations I have had the pleasure to be a part of. Rebel is one of the most determined human beings I have ever met which is why CYIM is the success it is. The goal of this organisation is to reunite unidentified people with their family and friends. There are lot of families and friends that never give up hope in finding a missing loved one, the hope of finding them alive is the ultimate result, sadly this is not always the case. The people that feature on CYIM are the ones that have no name, they are lost. I think the most rewarding part of CYIM is when unidentified people become identified, to know that someone was searching for them, they were loved and missed and at least now they know what happened to their loved ones. I hope to be a part of this organisation for many years to come.

3 Elizabeth850

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have served with a number of non-profits over the years and Can You Identify Me is the very best. I have been with CYIM since 2010 and currently serve as Project Specialist with this outstanding organization dedicated to helping America’s Unidentified. As a volunteer you know you are appreciated and I appreciate the time & talents all the wonderful volunteers bring to Team CYIM.

Can You Identify Me goes above and beyond to help bring greater awareness and resolution to America's Unidentified. They provide an invaluable service to the families searching for their loved ones and an interactive website that allows one to search cases in various ways. The website also offers resources and tools that are unique to Can You Identify Me and not found anywhere else.

Rebel is one of the most compassionate and exemplary leaders I have ever worked with. CYIM is truly the best non-profit organization out there.

Elizabeth "Lee" Roberts
Project Specialist

2 Beth114

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was CYIM's very first volunteer, and continue to do my part for this wonderful, worthy organization to this day! Rebel is a joy to work with, always very generous in sharing her time, talents and knowledge. She makes certain that every volunteer knows how much their contribution is valued.

For each one of these cases, there is somebody somewhere who misses them, someone aching for answers to what has happened to their loved one. Everyone deserves the dignity of being buried with their own name. CYIM strives to find answers for these worried loved ones and to help return to these victims the dignity of their own name.

2 Rose16

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are unidentified Human remains in cold dark places waiting to be claimed by loved ones. There is a woman with a passion named Rebel who is on a mission to reunite the two. Where there is Passion and Mission, Miracles unfold. Thank you Rebel!
Rose Randel

3 Linda229

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known Rebel Morris for about 5 years. As a victims advocate I also work on missing persons cases and cold cases. She is beyond professional and treats her cases with dignity . I do love how she posts each case with a story drawing you in to read it. So many just post fliers...she goes one step beyond...her passion for what she does shows....she is a red head....we are very passionate in our lives in so many ways...She protects her poor souls with integrity .... This is a special field...not for the slight of heart....These cases become our family....Someday we will give all a name...She works with Namus, and the doe network to try to help solve these case....

She has a heart as big as the world....and as advocate follows the motto "do no harm".

I highly recommend her organization.


Linda Blair
Victims Advocate
President AT&T Telephone Pioneers
Member Caleb Tristan Foundation

3 Jennifer273

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As the owner and editor of a crime prevention magazine, I find the information supplied to the public by Can You Identify Me invaluable. Whether someone has been missing for 2 hours or 20 years, someone, somewhere misses them. Social media is a way to reach people and I commend CYIM for their efforts.

2 Carl K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've became involved in the issue of the missing and unidentified after the Jaycee Dugard story broke in August 2009. I was greatly inspired by the miraculous happy ending to that 18-year nightmare. Jaycee was reunited with her loving family, but sadly, her case is the exception. Far too many of these cases are never resolved. As I was browsing the internet looking for news about Jacyee, I became aware of the volunteers all over the country who are dedicated to finding a resolution for those whose lives are turnied upside down by the disappearance of a loved one.

Rebel Morris is one of those persons who have spent countless hours dedicated to the goal of returning missing persons back to their loved ones, and giving the unidentified their names back. Her website "Can You Identify Me", is an invaluable resource for those families who are searching through the listings of the unidentified in search of a resolution.

The information about these unidentified persons is presented in a very respectful manner, always cognizant that even in death, these these are human beings who all have a story that needs to be told.

2 DeDe K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am PROUD to write a review for REBEL MORRIS /CAN YOU IDENTIFY ME .
There are few words that can descibe the dedication ,constant determination major commitment to BRINGING UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS HOME by them.This is a 24/7 Job which Rebel has taken on .It is her calling in life.I'm just grateful to be a Volunteer with her Organization.THANK YOU Rebel for all you are and do for those with No VOICE! GOD bless you!
YOU are greatly appreciated!

2 Marian D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great group who do so much for the unidentified and I am proud to help as a volunteer.I work with the missing also so I see this from both sides and do believe a lot of the unidentified are our missing and also many have never been reported as a missing person.There are also some from other Countries who come here and then are found deceased in America.To be able to identify someone and give a family answers is so very important to all of us here at Can You Identify Me.So many great people here helping to identify the so many unidentified all over this Country and work hard to accomplish this.This is a wonderful group to work with and I sure recommend them to everyone.