NamUs.Gov is our nations one and only database in which all missing persons and unidentified persons case files must be submitted into ... it is essential that everyone utilizes NamUs in order to establish a much needed central database.
Utilization of and efforts into any other database other than NamUs.Gov disperse and weaken the very cause NamUs was created for, which is to centralize and strengthen each Missing and Unidentified Case.
A few points perhaps necessary to make clear:
1. The distinction between a database tool and awareness/support efforts ... NamUs is the tool we all need to use and direct LE, etc. towards ... we, each one of us, each organization are still on "Awareness duty" - we must remain committed towards increasing the exposure of each missing persons case, that's our job, NamUs is THE tool to utilize, the information it contains still (even more so) needs to be carried out far and wide by us, each vital missing persons organization, etc.
2. We must stop trying to "reinvent the wheel" so to say by creating another tool (ie. missing and unidentified database) to do the job that NamUs was already created to accomplish ... there is not a need for another missing and unidentified DATABASE/TOOL ... drawing attention and volunteer efforts away from our established central database of NamUs weakens our shared cause. Directing LE, etc. towards any other database other than NamUs creates confusion and lack of support from the very ones from whom we most need to be involved.
We all need to join our voices together in order to be more clearly and loudly heard ... we can do that ... so let's get going and get it done. ;)
If you are willing to give of yourself in order to help the Missing and are able to submit case info. into a database - make sure that you enter the data into NamUs first and foremost ... and thank you for your authentic compassion and giving heart.
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Missing Persons Awareness and Support Network