Home for the Holidays
The Christmas season is a time of joy and happiness for all ages. Children wait with eager
anticipation to open gifts, join with friends and gather with family. Individuals start to make
goals, ready to take on a new year. What a wonderful time of year!
For one mother in your community, however, Christmas is bittersweet. Melissa Baum will
spend this holiday season without her daughter, Lindsey Baum, who disappeared on June 26,
2009, from McCleary, Wa. Lindsey was only 10 years old when she disappeared without a
Lindsey's mother has never quit looking for her daughter. She wants to be certain that no
one else in the community stops looking either.
No community should forget their own missing child; a family never will. Christmas is a
season of hope. Bring hope back to life this holiday season for Lindsey's family by doing
these simple things:
● Display Lindsey's poster in a public area.
● Talk about Lindsey to your friends and neighbors and share what you
know about her.
● Encourage local law enforcement to continue their search.
● Pray for Lindsey to come Home for the Holidays.
● Never forget. Always hope!
To print Lindsey's poster or to learn more about other missing children, visit the Laura
Recovery Center website at www.LRCF.org.
Contact: Sandy Stafford
Laura Recovery Center
Case Work Specialist
December 7, 2009