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More Than Halfway

Current goals for funding is $50,000 and just got the word and it’s been confirmed that we’re receiving $30,000, so we more than halfway there for this milestone.   Join our rally and be part of something that has growth and merit https://rally.org/videolocators

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Every Day


Every day you can help just by looking:

We have been working on searching and passing the word on the web to help find missing people. People like Aaliyah, who is still missing, whose concerned parents are desperately looking for her. We are committed to their cause.

Sharing is all it takes to contribute to this effort. It doesn’t cost a thing, and it’s a good deed for everyone.

http://www.videolocators.com/Contact.aspx?id=1599

A Start is Born

Every startup founder knows implicitly that startup success is a long hard road. Yet we always dream that we are the exception to the rule. So once in a while, it’s good to look at some facts to temper our imagination.

I was reading an old article written by marketing guru Seth Godin a while back where he mentions that “it takes about six years of hard work to become an overnight success.” Based on a small sample of household names from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, he is an optimist. Here is some data from Wikipedia:

•    Microsoft – Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1974, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. Six years later, he managed to land a contract with IBM to provide their IBM PC base operating system. Even still, it was another six years before Microsoft went public in 1986, making him an overnight success worth $350 million.

•    Apple – It took Steve Jobs two decades to become an overnight dot-com billionaire. Established in Cupertino, California in 1975, Apple really didn’t get on the map until the advent of the Macintosh in 1984, nine years later. Even then, it struggled through the 80’s and 90’s, until the advent of the iMac and consumer products.

•    Yahoo! – This company was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994. In April 1996, Yahoo! had its initial public offering, raising $33.8 million, by selling 2.6 million shares at $13 each. Amazon.com and Yahoo! are the benchmarks in the industry for overnight success, but still required two to three years to really get going.

•    Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg, while attending Harvard as a sophomore, concocted “Facemash” in 2002 to get a lost girlfriend off his mind. He later changed the name to Facebook. In 2005, Facebook still showed a yearly net loss of $3.63 million. But within five years it became an overnight success, and now has about 400 million users worldwide.

Stories while out and around


Last week I went to my local bank to make a deposit. When I entered the bank’s lobby, it was quiet and there was only one teller, who greeted me in a very professional manner and with a smile. Then she asked: “Aren’t you the guy who helps people find people?” I smiled and said “Yes, I am!” The teller lowered her head ever so slightly as if she was pondering what to say. Then she looked up quickly and asked: “Do you think you could help me?” “Perhaps. What can you tell me?” I replied.
Apparently, this woman gave birth to a baby girl some twenty eight years ago but gave up the baby for adoption. The teller further explained that, at the time, giving up her baby seemed to be the right thing to do for several reasons. Now, the woman feels as if something is missing or she needs to fill a persistent emptiness. Now she just wants to know if the little girl (who is now a woman) has any desire or need to meet or know her birth mother.
This story exemplifies exactly why we do what we do. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of similar stories, like the New York girl who in 1969 gave up her twin boys and wants to know……..
In order to help market our ability to help people find missing loved ones, we could use your support. Please visit the link below and consider lending your support by making a donation. Remember, there is a son or daughter looking for a parent or perhaps you or a member of your family have questions we can help answer. We’re here. We can help. But we need your support and assistance to help us help people locate their missing loved ones.

 


Is the reward in the giving or getting?

Last week I went to my local bank to make a deposit.  When I entered the bank’s lobby,  it was quiet and there was only one teller, who greeted me in a very professional manner and with a smile.   Then she asked:  “Aren’t you the guy who helps people find people?”  I smiled and said “Yes, I am!”  The teller lowered her head ever so slightly as if she was pondering what to say.  Then she looked up quickly and asked:  “Do you think you could help me?”  “Perhaps.  What can you tell me?”  I replied.

Apparently, this woman gave birth to a baby girl some twenty eight years ago but gave up the baby for adoption.  The teller further explained that, at the time, giving up her baby seemed to be the right thing to do for several reasons.  Now, the woman feels as if something is missing or she needs to fill a persistent emptiness. Now she just wants to know if the little girl (who is now a woman) has any desire or need to meet or know her birth mother.

This story exemplifies exactly why we do what we do.   There are hundreds, if not thousands, of similar stories, like the New York girl who in 1969 gave up her twin boys and wants to know……..

In order to help market our ability to help people find missing loved ones, we could use your support.   Please visit the link below and consider lending your support by making a donation.  Remember, there is a son or daughter looking for a parent or perhaps you or a member of your family have questions we can help answer.  We’re here.  We can help.  But we need your support and assistance to help us help people locate their missing loved ones.

https://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/helping-people-find-people/149614

 

Website:  www.videolocatos.com

Young and Lost


Monica went missing on the evening of October 1, 2003, she was 16 years old at the time, and police fear she may be in danger. She was last seen at her aunt and uncle’s home near Balmorhea, Texas and it is believed that she left the residence between 11:00 pm and 7:30am the following morning. Monica’s family is unsure on the reasoning behind her leaving, though she may have to meet someone, possibly whom she met through the internet. She was on anti-depressant medication and suffers from low blood sugar and may need medical attention. Monica lost over fifty pounds following the death of her father in 2000 and was hospitalized for anorexia nervosa. Monica was a junior at Alpine High school at the time of her disappearance but was known to be a very religious person. There is a lost girl out there, while her case is still unsolved.

 

http://www.videolocators.com/Contact.aspx?id=860

Father and Husband Missing


John William Glasgow was a husband and a father from Little Rock Arkansas. He provided well for his family as he was employed as a chief financial officer at a construction company. Glasgow has been missing since January 28, 2008. He is 45 years old, and has brown hair and green eyes, and experiences a slight facial tic when under stress. Glasgow was last seen on South Lookout St in Little Rock, and his wife assumed he had gone into work early. Imagine her worry when she was notified later that day from John’s employer that he hadn’t shown up for work that day. The day after he went missing, his vehicle with all of his belongings was found in a parking lot. After searching the area with no sign of Glasgow, his family became worried for the worst. If you have any information as to Glasgow’s disappearance or whereabouts, it would be greatly appreciated by both his family, and his wife and child that were left behind.

http://www.videolocators.com/Contact.aspx?id=175

College Student Missing


Brogan Dulle, a 21 year old college student at the University of Cincinnati has gone missing. He has not been seen since early morning Sunday 5/18/2014.

Mothers words for missing son: “We love you and we miss you terribly,” she said. “We are worried sick about you. We need you home.”

Dulle spent the night at The St. Clair and Mac’s Pizza before going back to his apartment on E McMillan St in Clifton, OH. He realized he had misplaced his cell phone around 2 a.m. and decided to retrace his steps in an effort to locate it. Brogan never returned home, and hasn’t been seen since that early morning.

Both his family and his Bearcat family only want to see him safely back home. Search teams have been organized and sent out to look for any clue to Brogan’s whereabouts, and any information or even just a helping hand would mean the world to his family in need.

http://www.videolocators.com/Contact.aspx?id=2053