02/14/09 – 1:45 p.m. – Over 200 volunteers have shown up this morning to search for Haleigh. In addition, people have come from all over with donations of food and drink for our volunteers, and we cannot begin to express our gratitude. Searchers are working extremely hard to find Haleigh, and conditions are rough. The terrain is treacherous in places, and sometimes, it is slow moving. However, we are making good progress and we are all feeling as if we are making a difference.
02/14/09 Volunteers began showing up this morning before 7:00 a.m. Foot searchers and horseback searchers are arriving in the droves, as I type this message. We are so grateful for all of the support we are receiving from the community and law enforcement.
It is raining here in Satsuma, and is expected to rain for a while. However, our volunteers are determined and ready to deploy. We have several areas mapped out for our teams and expect to begin deploying early this morning. Please keep an eye on this site for updates as we go through the day.