Volunteers can help in search for Hannah Graham

September 18, 2014  //  

VDEM Press Release

10501 Trade Court
Richmond, Virginia 23226

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 18, 2014

CONTACT: Dawn Eischen
(804)  897-9730 or (804) 674-2400
dawn.eischen@vdem.virginia.gov

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

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Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund