Below is a post and list of all that we have names for who searched, helped with equipment and supplies as well as provided hot meals, snacks, water and just their continual prayers, kindness and support in the search effort. There were many offers to help in any way. Many were there in spirit which was very comforting, welcomed and needed.
Here is a partial list of those we know were there and others who have provided names:
Thanks to Doug Field of Kenai Neon Signs for the beautiful sign he made and donated with Monina Willis' help. Thanks to Surveyor Satellite for the discount on the satellite phones, Denise Statz, John Smith, Meg and Hugh Schroeder, Helen and Mickey Foster, St. Seraphim Orthodox Sisterhood, St. Francis Catholic Church in Valdez, St. Innocent Cathedral in Anchorage and others who prayed for the family and friends, Three Bears in Wasilla, Marie Paul, Cindy Roque, Della and Richard Clark, Horizon Construction, Choggiung Limited, Julia Williams and some anonmyous donors.
Thanks to Victims of Justice and Susan Sullivan.
We also want to thank all those at the Alaska State Troopers, including Sergent Micheal Zeifel, Lieutenant Kat Petterson, and Captain Andy Greenstreet.
Special thanks to former Anchorage Police Chief Walter Monegan, State Representative Bryce Edgmon, and Choggiung Board of Directors.
Thanks to the Park Service, the rafters, the dogs and their handlers, the helicopter pilot, and those behind the scenes.