The California Valley Miwok Tribe (CVMT) received a complimentary copy of the “Letters to our Missing”, a publication of letters and poems from families to their missing loved ones, compiled by Media for the Missing.

Stay Informed, Be Aware, Get Involved – It happens every day. Vanished leaving little or no clues behind. Search after search, yet not a trace. How does someone just disappear? Media for the Missing serves as a media outlet to help ensure missing people of all ages, race, ethnicity, gender, and economic status receive equal and adequate exposure through highly viewable methods to assist the public with identifying and locating missing persons.

“Letters to our Missing”, 1st Edition, evolved to give families a voice through their written words. This book encloses many voices of hope, determination and the will to never give up and provides additional exposure for their missing love one. “It takes a Nation to be aware, it only takes one to recognize a missing person.”

Silvia Burley, Chairperson of the California Valley Miwok Tribe contributed to the book “Letters to our Missing”, two personally written poems and a picture of her cousin Angela Jeff to memorialize Angela who has been missing since 1979, last seen in Oakland, California. Chairperson Burley said, “Angela was and will always be like a sister to me, the emptiness of not knowing what happened to her is something that has stayed with me all these years, I’m thankful that there are organizations like Media for the Missing whom have kept the awareness of missing loved ones in the eye of the public. With this exposure, I hope answers will be forthcoming and her family can finally have closure and the healing process can begin.”

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Stephanie Coplen, Founder, Media for the Missing, Inc. (501c3)