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Help Us To Help Others

Our organization is an official 501c3 non-profit in the name of “We Are The Essentials for the Missing”. These missing persons investigations take time and can be costly. The 501c3 donations would allow us to perform this service free-of-charge to the families in their time of need. Thus far, our investigations have been self-funded. Because of our success in finding missing persons, we have received numerous requests for help. We’ve created a GoFundMe, PayPal, Venmo, and Cashapp account to help accept donations. If you would like to become a private or corporate sponsor and donate, please help. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your generous donation(s) and support will tremendously help these grieving families.

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"Vikas Awasthi, the loving husband of Anu Awasthi, has graciously initiated the fundraiser above for We Are The Essentials. Vikas and his family has committed to matching all donations made through the provided link, up to a total of $20,000. We Are The Essentials successfully rescued Anu Awasthi after she had been missing for six days in Oldsmar, Florida. Any contributions beyond $20,000 will still be directed to We Are The Essentials. We kindly urge you to consider making a donation; now is the opportune moment to double your impact through Vikas' generous matching offer. Additionally, we are actively seeking corporate sponsors to support our mission of funding a full-time effort to find missing people. Please also continue to include Anu Awasthi and her loving family in your prayers as she continues her journey towards recovery."


"We Are The Essentials is facing an urgent need for a gently used, small utility van, similar to the one depicted above. This van will serve as a crucial asset for transporting our search team and equipment. Furthermore, we have ambitious plans to equip it with a roof air conditioner to offer essential respite to our dedicated searchers who endure the sweltering Florida heat during search operations. Swiftly cooling our searchers and returning them to the field will significantly bolster our ability to aid the families of missing loved ones.

The van will prominently feature the We Are The Essentials logo and prominently display the name of the generous donor on its side. This gesture not only conveys our deep gratitude but also serves as a means to acknowledge those who contribute to our mission of reuniting families with their missing loved ones. The van will be a visible presence at all search scenes and other community events in which We Are The Essentials participates, ensuring maximum exposure for the van's donor. 


Additionally, please keep in mind that We Are The Essentials is a certified 501(c)(3) organization, making your donation tax-deductible."

Want to view our 501c3 form?  Please click the above pdf icon to download the non-profit status.

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