10501 Trade Court
Richmond, Virginia 23226
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 18, 2014
CONTACT: Dawn Eischen
(804) 897-9730 or (804) 674-2400
Volunteers can help in search for Hannah Graham
RICHMOND, Va. – Local and state emergency officials are seeking volunteers to assist with a mass search for Hannah Graham planned for early Saturday, Sept. 20. Graham is a student at the University of Virginia who has been missing since Saturday morning.
All volunteer searchers are subject to a background check and must register online at helpfindhannah.brmrg.org no later than 5 p.m. Friday. Anyone who is unable to register online can register in person at John Paul Jones Arena (295 Massie Road in Charlottesville) prior to the 7 p.m. Friday volunteer briefing. Only those who have registered will be permitted to participate in Saturday’s search.
Volunteer searchers must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Carry NO weapons
- Bring a copy of the registration form and driver’s license
- Wear proper footwear and clothing for weather and conditions
- Bring water to stay hydrated
- Indicate on registration if they have previous military and/or search-and-rescue (SAR) experience
- Be physically in shape for walking/searching in up to four-hour periods
Be ready. Be willing to help.
Virginia Disaster Relief Fund
How is the money distributed?
Fund proceeds will be distributed to local long-term recovery groups, members of the Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and other non-profit and faith-based organizations as a grant.
Many of these groups work directly with individuals and families following a disaster.
How else can I donate?
The Virginia Disaster Relief Fund benefits projects that include: repair or rebuilding of underinsured dwellings, transportation assistance, replacing essential household items, helping renters establish new rental residence, temporary living expenses while recovering from loss, and more.
How can I donate?
If you want to help, send checks made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia with “Virginia Disaster Relief Fund” noted in the memo line to:
P.O. Box 1971
Richmond, VA 23218-1971