Natalie and Derrica Wilson
"The Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAMFI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person's families and friends and to educate the minority community on personal safety.
BAMFI was founded in 2008 by experts in the fields of law enforcement and public relations; two vital expertise needed to help bring awareness to and find those missing from our communities.
BAMFI creates public awareness campaigns for public safety and provides parents and loved ones of missing persons with a forum for spreading the word of their disappearance, with pictures and profiles of missing individuals. BAMFI also utilizes a variety of media platforms, including print, television, radio, and social media, to help locate those missing.
With over 240,000 persons of color reported missing every year, there are thousands of Tamika Houston’s who are never given a voice, a platform, or the chance to be found. This is why our mission at BAMFI—to help us find us—remains crucial as victims receive less and less news coverage during a time missing persons cases are increasing.
At BAMFI, we are committed to removing the barriers and eradicating the stereotypes and narratives surrounding our missing with law enforcement and the media. Our goal is to shine a spotlight on missing persons of color, but it takes all of us—law enforcement, the community, and the media—to help us find us.
We can’t do it without your support. We call on you to invest in our efforts by making a tax-deductible donation to advance our mission and bring awareness to missing people of color through actions like printing flyers, providing financial support for families as well as victim recovery, and burial service assistance.
Thanks in advance for joining the movement to help us find us!"
— Source: The Black and Missing Foundation