This season, many of us will gather with family and friends to celebrate the holiday season and long-held traditions, but for some families in our communities, the holiday season will not be as merry because of the uncertainty of a missing loved one. As you can imagine, the pain of not knowing their whereabouts is unbearable.
At Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI) we believe that every missing person deserves to be found. Every loved one of a missing person deserves answers or closure. But we can only do so much — it will take all of us working together. We need your support.
As the year comes to a close, please consider making a donation of $10, $25, $100 or whatever amount you can give to help BAMFI continue its lifesaving work of increasing the awareness of missing persons of color, assisting in finding missing persons, and educating the minority community on personal safety.
As we celebrated our 5th year anniversary this year, we were proud to:
- Participate in safety workshops around the region to ensure our communities are more aware and alert. We educated more than 3500 individuals about the issue of sex trafficking.
- Create a free support group for families of missing individuals. “Between Grace and Grief” provides families of the missing with an outlet to discuss the challenges in dealing with a missing loved one; and an opportunity to share practical tips in dealing with a missing loved one.
- Host our first annual “Hope Without Boundaries” 5K run to bring awareness to our missing.
- Partner with the Huffington Post and Black America Web in a nationwide effort to bring attention to the hundreds of thousands of missing minorities.
We look forward to an exciting and even more productive 2014.
Donations of $25 or more will receive a BAMFI Drawstring Backpack as a FREE Gift!
Thank you so much for being part of the BAM FI family, and for supporting our efforts to bring much needed attention to our missing, and to help reunite families with their missing loved ones.
Have a happy and safe holiday!
Derrica, Natalie, Susan, Candance, and our team of volunteers