Jasmine Alert raising funds for volunteer training

It has been three years since the tragedy of Jasmine Lowe. For viewers who don’t remember, 13 year old Jasmine Lowe was kidnapped in front of a taxi stand in Santa Elena and found dead some days after on a feeder road. After this tragedy, the Jasmine Alert Foundation was formed, with its goal being to send out text alerts to everyone when a child is reported missing. The foundation would hold rallies and visit different schools to make presentations on safety. In the past year, however, the foundation has been quiet and seemingly inactive; but as of late, they are trying to resuscitate the foundation by raising funds via a National Raffle. The money received from the raffle will send Jasmine Alert Volunteers to a workshop in the United States to better train and equip them. Patrick Menzies of Jasmine Alert was on Rise and Shine Friday morning. Menzies says that the government and community should all pull together and help support the Jasmine Alert Program to keep the children of Belize safe. vlcsnap-2016-02-29-10h21m18s635vlcsnap-2016-02-29-10h21m40s488

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