UPDATE: It appears that Celeste returned home safely. If that news is true I am happy for her and her family. I did actually schedule this article to be posted in advance, as I have struggled to keep this blog active due to my own busy schedule.
There are so many missing children out there, you feel a bit powerless to help them. But the truth is that we can help families search for their missing loved ones in a lot of ways. One way is to help promote the Web sites that seek to make people aware of kids who have been taken from their homes.
Many people may say, “Well, most of the children are runaways or have been taken by a parent”. Maybe some of them are, but some children have been snatched by strangers or people who lured them away from safety. We can be vigilant and hopefully recognize one of these children as they pass by on the street.
A few years ago when Elizabeth Smart was taken from her home the Xenite.Org network promoted the search for her. Some recent high profile cases where missing children turned up after years of being lost to their families led me to think that maybe it’s time to help promote the search for another child who hasn’t made it onto national television.
Maybe I can’t find the children, but I found the Web site and I’ll help promote it. I can do at least that much. We’re running banners on our network that feature Celeste’s picture and link to her family’s page for her. They have uploaded a video to YouTube.
You can help by linking to and promoting the Peace4 The Missing site. Let’s spread the word. Maybe we’ll help bring some children home soon.