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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Game Changer of the Year

Game Changer of the Year

"Game Changers are the everyday people making a difference within their communities through service, leadership and volunteerism. Through the Come Together Game Changers program, the Detroit Pistons are recognizing and rewarding these unsung heroes throughout the state of Michigan.

Game Changers are nominated by fellow community members, friends or family and this year’s Game Changer of the Year will be gifted a 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition.".

There are people all over the world who do amazing things for their communities everyday and no one even knows it. Until organizations like the Detroit Pistons bring a group from their State to the forefront. They ask the public to help reward one who they feel has gone above and beyond the rest to make a positive difference for Michigan.

There are 10 people nominated by friends, neighbors or someone who's life was forever changed by one of these special people and then the public casts their votes on who they feel should win.

It is a 2 tier process to determine who will be the finalists for the grand prize. First the top 10 nominees are listed along with a brief description of what they have done to be a part of this special group of people. And through public voting the top 3 are then chosen.

Once they are reviled the public again can chose between them to find the grand prize winner.

Your probably wondering why I am posting this and yes it's a good reason. 

A person I consider a special friend, whom I call my brother because our work is similar and brought us together, is nominated.

His name is Jamie Jones. He began the Missing You Foundation which is a proactive group of people who not only list missing people but actively search for them all over Michigan.

Jamie has worked non stop to help bring other's loved ones home, despite paying for everything himself to the point of eating PB&J every night, he never takes a penny from the families. I've known him to go without the things you and I count on like Internet, phones and yes even electric just so he could help others.

His wonderful wife Marsha supports him 100% and helps him with his work as well. She keeps his spirit up when investigations aren't going well. She celebrates with him when he finds the person he was looking for alive. She cries with him when they are found deceased.

Jamie takes every case personally, like many of us in the Missing/Abducted community. His selfless acts inspire many around him to also try and help in anyway they can.

From the Game Changer of the Year webpage:

Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones
"Jamie spends the majority of his time searching and often successfully finding missing youth and adults in and out of the state of Michigan. He rallies search party volunteers, makes phones calls and uses his CB radio equipment to spread information to help in the search for missing persons. In addition to providing on-the-ground support for the search and rescue mission, he also extends himself to the families and loved ones of the missing to assist them during the ordeal - both emotionally and in providing any other assistance as needed."

So I am asking all our readers the please help us, help Jamie win this award. It will bring even more people to the Missing/Abducted field as well as give them more knowledge on how they too can make a difference in others lives and their own.

To read more about Jamie, the contest and to vote simply click Here .

If you can I ask you also tell your friends and family so they too can vote. You don't have to be from Michigan to help in this program.

Will you be the Game Changer who makes a difference in this man's life? I sure hope so.

Good Luck Bro, love ya!


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  • At Thursday, October 03, 2013 5:52:00 PM, Blogger Michelle M said…

    After reading this, I was really shocked to see that there were no comments. What a Mitzvah this man and his wife are doing. I am so proud, amazed, impressed, and inspired. Thank you from Florida. I am so glad Jessica posted your contest on FB.

  • At Thursday, October 03, 2013 9:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What an awesome way to show support and help get the word out about this! Thank you so much! Sincerely, Sandy Hamilton Courter~Proud supporter of Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Jones. Let's make this happen!!!!


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