THUNDER BAY – A sure sign that no one is giving up, this week, despite the cold weather, Sachigo Lake First Nation ladies Myra Beardy and Charlene Brown did a fifty kilometre walk-a-thon to raise money, and awareness for Jordan Wabasse on March 1st. Today, March 3rd, Peggy Beardy is doing her walk in Kitchenuhmaykoosib First Nation.
It is now Day 25 since the Webequie First Nation teenager went missing in Thunder Bay. The walkathon in Sachigo Lake saw $5697.00 raised for the Wabasse family in Thunder Bay.
Jordan Wabasse was last seen getting off a Thunder Bay Transit bus on February 7th.
“Well, I am up and just about ready to face what today will bring me. All in all, I am not worried about myself, because today is not about ME but for the family of Jordan Wabasse. Please stop and think about what the parents, and other immediate families are goin’ through because they don’t know where their son, nephew, grandson, uncle & friend is”, shares Beardy on her Knet website.
“From the goodness of my own heart, I am strongly determined to do this and if you don’t see fit than don’t come with me. Anyway, I better get ready here and start packin’ up my general neccessities, me don’t wanna starve out there so I’m well prepared :). So, in other words, I hope & pray that I will get “THE” support from the community and the surrounding communities, so wish me luck, that I will come back and cross the finish line”.
Support from across the North has been continuing, without any sign of it abating.
You can help too!
First, keep an eye out. The Thunder Bay Police Service state that the most up to date description of Jordan is as follows:
Aboriginal male – 15 years of age
6’1” tall – 200 lbs
Straight black hair – brown eyes
Jordan was last seen wearing a dark grey jacket, purple hoodie, blue-grey Toronto Maple Leafs ball cap on backwards, black pants and white Adidas running shoes.
Second, the Search Headquarters is on the Fort William First Nation. You cross the James Street Swing Bridge, and follow the signs.
How can you help?
Make a monetary donation at the Royal Bank of Canada
Cashlink Card (Northern Store): 03911354
Cheques and Money Orders payable to:
Webequie First Nation
Re: Search Jordan Wabasse
*receipts can be requested, tax deductable
Cash can be donated in person:
Fort William Band Hall/Community Centre
You can also volunteer; Drivers, Searchers & Supporters are needed. People can also help by bringing items that can be used in the search: Food; Gas Cards; Flashlight Batteries; etc. You can help out in the hall by preparing meals, and snacks for searchers and supporters. You can go out on foot patrol around the City of Thunder Bay. You are asked to check in and sign up before heading out.
All your support is greatly appreciated!