In response to some recent comments made on social media regarding the case of Jessica Garino Anti-Predator Project has with permission made public an email from Jessica’s mother along with a statement to follow.
Dear APP staff,
It was brought to my attention that someone has made some very disparaging comments to you all about what you do with funding. Stating that all you do is steal from people and that you don’t help the families at all. I want to say that no one from this organization has ever asked us for a dime! I don’t know how much you’ve helped other families but I can say that I feel you all have helped with our daughters case. You didn’t even have to take her case because she is not part of the trafficking ring, but you did as a special favor. And we are truly thankful for all that you do. You have given us information that other authorities failed to share and the recent T-Shirt fundraiser was a success! People in many states are now wearing T-Shirts with our daughters face and name on them! Her face is out there because all of you cared enough to help! We appreciate all that you do! And we hope you can find it in your hearts to continue to help us find our daughter.
Lisa and Scott Harwood
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