Organization Looking for Volunteers to Help Find Missing Children 2/16/14
CBS 7 News
February 16, 2014
When a child goes missing, many times, local law enforcement simply does not have the resources to send out search parties.
That's where the Centers for Search and Investigation comes in.
“It’s sleepless nights, days, weeks, months and it shouldn’t be that way.”
Lexie Stephens knows firsthand the pain and worry a parent goes through when their child is missing.
“I’ve been there and done that. My daughter was 15 and she went missing 10 times,” says Stephens.
But at the time she didn't know about the Centers for Search and Investigation.
“So I did all the postering and the walking the streets and the driving at two or three o’clock in the morning all on my own to bring her home.”
Now Lexie is stepping up to help other families find their missing children.
Today CFSI and Bikers Urban Response Needed --or BURN-- held an informational session for people, like Lexie, who want to volunteer their time to the cause.
“To see the look on the parents face; the relief on that face because you found their child,” says Nina Valdez who is the CFSI Co-Coordinator for New Mexico.
“If I can go on 100 cases and only help bring one child home, it’s worth it,” says Stephens.
And many of the interested parties are motorcycle riders.
“We actively look. We look as often as we can, as many days as we can, as long as it takes. We do not stop looking until the child is found,” says Scott Cornett with BURN.
For more information on how to get involved as a volunteer or to see pictures of current missing children, visit www.cfsimissing.com