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
Last edited by JenniferO; 12-10-2009 at 02:13 AM.
Thanks JenniferO for starting this thread.
And Thank You to friends at LRC who have never stopped supporting us and have helped us along in our search for Lindsey.
We appreciate all of you, and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Thank You Sandy!
A huge THANK YOU along with deep appreciation to all the Lindsey volunteers! I am amazed at your dedication to finding Lindsey and I'm so glad to have shared in your trials and tribulations over the months.
Because of your informative posts and incredible pictures, I feel as though McCleary is a part of my life...I have some understanding of the people and geographics of the town. The sensitive portrayal of Lindsey and mom Baum through pictures and posts has provided me much valuable insight.
You are each, so brave, and continue to amaze me with your fortitude. Enjoy the upcoming holidays and know in your heart the peace of giving to others...for that is what you have earned through your caring actions and thoughts.
Last edited by eyes4crime; 12-10-2009 at 09:27 PM.
Please think long and hard before calling a child a 'run-a-way':
You might be giving a 'perk' to the 'perp'.
Democracy requires the occasional necessity of deferring to the opinions of other people. (Winston Churchill)
A friend posted this on facebook and I just felt the need to post it here. It is a video for Missing Children Christmas 2009. I hope you all will watch it.
Thank you all so much for never giving up on Lindsey! I don't make it here as much because of my new duties on WS, but I think of you all and pray for you often!
Where are you, Lindsey?
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