Portland, Oregon – No concrete clues have been reported in the search for Mark Bosworth, but family, friends and even strangers remain vigilant in their efforts to raise awareness about his disappearance.
Alerts sent out to help find Mark
The Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon has sent out an alert to all its members asking them to join the search for Mark. “Congregations and faith-based organizations can assist the search for Bosworth by alerting members and staff of his disappearance, and distributing missing person fliers,” the alert said.
Hostelling International is reportedly distributing the flier to all their U.S. locations and asking staff to post it on their hostel bulletin boards.
Strangers make the call to help find Mark
Some 50 to 75 different volunteers made up of family, friends and complete strangers have called nearly 4,000 hospitals across the U.S. They’ll soon finish contacting the remaining facilities located in six southern states.
Debbie Doerflein is one of the volunteers who has called the most hospitals – well over 100. The New Jersey woman has never met Mark and doesn’t know the Bosworth family. She learned about Mark on Facebook when a friend’s cousin, who is related to the Bosworths, posted about his disappearance. Debbie went to the Find Mark page and was touched by Mark’s story. She saw a post asking for help contacting hospitals throughout the country. That’s when she said, “God tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘start calling, kid’”.
Debbie said most of the hospital staff she’s spoken with have been very compassionate, most but not all. She said that she has met — via the Internet — some really great people on what she describes as this journey. Calling, she said, gives her, “hope and faith that we will indeed Find Mark.”
People follow search efforts online
Word continues to spread about Mark. The website, FindMark.org, has had more than 110,000 hits. More than 2,200 people have clicked “like” on the Find Mark Facebook page and @FindMarkB on Twitter reached 400 followers Wednesday night.
People have been posting about possible sightings of Mark on the Find Mark Facebook page (www.facebook.com/FindMarkBosworth). All such previous sightings do need to go to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 541-957-2099. If anyone has contact with Mark, they should immediately call 911. There is a $10,000 reward for information that leads us to Mark.