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Review for Community United Effort (CUE), Wilmington, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The planning of this search was for execution days Saturday and Sunday only, and planned a month ahead. This posting for this non profit is incorrect, as the organization sent a bolo out to all searchers and that was clearly stated in it's content. This volunteer with the negative comment was a first time searcher and wanted to arrive on Thursday and that request was denied as the organization can not pay for searchers to sit in hotel rooms waiting for a search.

The victims name should not be attached to a negative posting of any kind. This shows the level of "experience" of this volunteer. However, what is most up setting is that this person spelled her name wrong; the search was for Hope Meeks.

There was plenty of supplies, water, snacks items and lunch was also provided free to all searchers. In attendance was LEO, and many of the additional volunteers in attendance were CPR certified and had above standard training of a national level to include SAR Tech II.

The reason the area was visited by a few searchers with the presence of LEO was to assure access to the area and for visual results only, this is done at ever single search. I personally have attended with this organization. The assignments are provided to search volunteers for execution and most are not privileged to other information that the organization may have obtained.

This organization has never faltered in a search plan, even under extreme conditions of weather or locations, however I know first hand due to heat this search was called off for a return of the following day plan in an effort to protect all volunteers and safety issues with heat temperatures.

Any professional search person should be trained to carry on their person, survival kits, first aid and supplies for them and if obtaining a K9 for their partner, three days of mentioned supplies.

This organization has a great national standing in the search of missing persons, advocating for victims and working with LEO agencies across the nation.

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

I have searched for a number of years with this organization and have been involved in the planning and operations of a number of search efforts for this organization.

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

To offer more professional volunteer search services for growth to this organization across the nation, to aid in the networking in an effort to help missing persons.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?


Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Offer free training to search interested people for more involvement of those who want to help, but are not trained.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, and making new contacts as well, team work was demonstrated.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This organization helps provide a sense of pride in the work of searchers, and a direct path to feel accomplished.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I was a volunteer searcher with K9 service.