NOTE: Limited site updates from 8/17 through 8/26

From 8/17 through 8/26, there will be minimal updates to the site.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will return to being fully operational on 8/27.  Thanks for your understanding.

I Have Vanished Limited Updates 8/6 Through 8/14

Please note, there will be limited updates to the site through 8/14. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.

NOTE: Limited site updates from 7/12 through 7/17

Note, from 7/12 through 7/17, there will be minimal updates to the site due to other engagements.  I apologize for the inconvenience and am working on identifying a backup for future situations.

Please follow the automated Twitter feed for additional case information.

Thank you and take care!

One Year Anniversary – ihavevanished.com

Today marks the one year anniversary since ihavevanished.com debuted and it’s been an outstanding journey so far.  I’ve met many dedicated, compassionate people who sacrifice their own time for the betterment of their communities.  Seeing the work done by these various groups and individuals further inspires me.

I find myself becoming engulfed in many of the cases and it can be an emotional roller coaster at times.  Some stories end tragic while others have a fairy tale ending.  I can’t begin to imagine what the families and friends go through while searching for their loved ones.

This past year has been very eye-opening for me.  Going forward, I’ll continue to educate myself with the intention of spreading that knowledge both online and in my own physical community.  There will also be an additional emphasis on understanding the technologies used for locating missing people and actually getting these devices into the hands of those who require them.

I appreciate all those who help out on WordPress and Twitter.  Without your assistance, the site wouldn’t be the success it is.  Looking forward to building on those relationships as well as meeting many more devoted people this upcoming year.  Thank you and take care!

Free Child Safety Identification Wristbands for Schools

Since it’s that time of year for class trips, we’re giving away free child safety identification wristbands to schools while supplies last. Wristbands are disposable, constructed of Tyvek and manufactured by Precision Dynamics/VIP Band. These are ideal for a class trip setting where a single chaperon is responsible for a large group of children.

To request your free wristbands, please do the following:

  1. Go to the Contact tab located on the home page or click here.
  2. Provide your name, facility name and facility address (note, residential addresses will not be accepted.  Must be a school, day care, camp, etc. with U.S. address).
  3. Provide desired quantity (please keep to a reasonable classroom size).

Within 24 hours, you’ll receive a confirmation email indicating your order is being processed and then a second email once shipped. Wristbands will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. Stay safe!

NOTE: Limited site updates from 8/5 through 8/15

From 8/5 through 8/15, there will be minimal updates to the site due to me traveling with limited access to the Internet.  I apologize for the inconvenience and am working on identifying a backup for future situations. Thanks for your understanding.

Official Site Launch

The site has officially launched today!  Please bear with me as I tweak the pages and continue to learn WordPress.  The most important thing is relevant content which I intend to deliver on a consistent basis.  Feel free to send feedback with your thoughts and suggestions.  Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!