Thank you for all that you do to help missing children.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Jerry
Strahan. He has many contacts in the private investigator's circles, some of whom have
joined us, and has been a great help on doing research. Jerry is also a moderator for the
e-mail group and is a great help if Dean and I are out of town. 4the kids is moderated
closely. The only messages sent out over the alert list are ones that have verification of
missing kids and news about 4thekids. A moderator is the only person that has the
authority to send out these messages.
Besides the alert list, there are two other lists. One is
for parents and the other is for information sharing. You are welcome to and encouraged to
join any of these lists.
PS Thank you for all that you do to help
I would like you to welcome Joyce M. Schultz who has joined
us as the editor of 4thekids. We are very pleased to have Joyce on our team. She will be
taking over the duty starting with the next issue. Any story ideas or news items may be
sent directly to Joyce. She may be contacted at: Joyce M. Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
I would also like to offer my thanks to Gail Roach who has
very skillfully proofed and helped to rewrite this newsletter. (where was she when I was
doing term papers in college?)
Web Page News
Due to some unexpected major expenses, we have been unable
to move to our new domain. We are hoping to do that shortly. Our main page has been busy
with over 1,200 hits last month. The WF has also been receiving a lot of viewers.
We are currently working on this page. We always check with
the families of children who have died, if it's alright to include their children here.
We have been receiving a lot of inquiries on an
e-mail that has been making the rounds (See Kelsey Brooke
Jones ). I would like to thank everyone for checking with 4thekids before forwarding
the alert. If this should happen again, we would appreciate it if you would forward our
reply to the person that sent you the alert.
We have redesigned the Active
Cases Page making the picture files smaller so that the loading time would be shorter.
NEW HERO 4thekids IN
A new Hero 4thekids has been
named. When it came time to spotlight another Hero "4thekids", the choice of
English born Colin Gabriel Hatcher was an easy one. Gabriel is President and CEO of SafetyEd International. To read more
about our latest Hero 4thekids click HERE
4THEKIDS Email List
We have have added 2 more lists on onelist dot
com. To learn more please click HERE.
Do fliers really work? You bet your printer that they do.
Here are two emails that we have received recently.
The first email is from a father of a missing case which is
still VERY active. We are making progress but we really need a lot of extra effort on this
We have a lead that they are in Texas. Please send the flier
to anyone you know in Texas. The woman that has the kids is a big time chat junkie so the
more people that see the flier the sooner we can get Gator's kids back home.
What our members do with the Alert Notices is what makes
this stuff work.
Both of the parents that wrote the e-mails are now members
of 4thekids proving that this organization is a powerful and effective tool.
From: FLYGATOR@*****.net (F. JOHN BLEVINS)
To: email@example.com (Dean Powers)
Hello. My name is Gator Blevins. I received an address from
a kind lady who found out that I had 4 missing children. I'm not quite sure how she found
out but God Bless her for leading me to 4TheKids. I had been running into dead ends
everywhere I turned and realized just how cruel people can really be. Dean Powers worked
with me to get everything in order by making up a flier, getting me in touch with the
right contacts and getting my local law enforcement on the ball who other wise would still
be dragging their feet.
Within 48 hours not only did I have almost 1000 hits on the
flier, I also received a major break in the case when one of the people saw the flier in
their e-mail and notified us where the children were headed.
I feel so much better now I know that they are alive and ok
and we are waiting on law enforcement to move in on her and return my children to me. I
think as human beings we should all band together and stop the abuse and exploitation of
children by taking a few minutes of our time to check things out and keep our eyes open
for other than usual behaviors that abducted children display. How hard is it to pick up
the phone and dial 911 when something looks suspicious. We won't be put in jail for being
concerned! WAKE UP AND DO SOMETHING BEFORE IT HAPPENS TO YOU! You wonder if the fliers
work? Take a look at my case going from nothing to HOPE in a matter of hours. I commend
4TheKids for their outstanding performance on my case and will be a lifetime member giving
all the support that parents of missing children need even if it means a small sacrifice
of my time because I know the rewards are great in the end
F. JOHN BLEVINS (GATOR)
The next email is about how a flier helped bring a child
From: "********, Debbie"
Subject: STEVEN IS HOME!!
To: 'Dean Powers' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CC: Jerry Strahan <email@example.com>,
A lady saw the flier and called. He was living in the woods
on the edge of town. He was mugged and his bike and money were taken. Thank God and Thank
all of you for your help!
Steps To Email A WF