Most of my posts here are light-hearted and far from serious. This is not one of them.
Right now, there is a family that is missing their daughter. Lauren Spierer disappeared seemingly into thin air around 4:30AM on Friday 6/3/11, without a trace. I cannot imagine the pain that this family and tight-knit community are experiencing as the days stretch on and there is still no sign of her. Someone, somewhere knows where she is.
I don't know her or her family personally, but a lost daughter is something I cannot comprehend the devastation of so anything I can do to help, I will.
Everyday since it was discovered that she didn't make it home, there have been teams of searchers, volunteers, family members, complete strangers from all over, assembling to look for her several times a day. They are leaving no stone unturned in their search to bring Lauren home.
With so many days now since she has been missing, she could be anywhere. Please take a moment to say a prayer for Lauren and her family, and keep your eyes open for her.
The support response on Twitter, blogs, national and local media, and celebrities in supporting this search has really been amazing. But you can never have too many people looking for someone that has vanished.
Please grab this button and add it to your blog until Lauren is brought home.
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