Apparently people are very aware of so many scams and that may be what is bringing out these comments... Unfortunately, a lot of people tend to believe everything they read (even off the cuff comments below a news article) so the rumor mill gets going... I believe the best way to fight fire is with fire (at least in these type of cases)... someone from the group needs to be monitoring these new news articles and adding correct info comments when they the negative ones...
I do remember that the one of the reasons the mother of the runaway girl in Bedford didn't want help from the group was she thought that it was being used as a fundraiser
Hi everyone. These latest articles about the status of the investigation do not surprise me. On the negative comments about my group, Justice for Nevaeh, I've learned two lessons a LONG time ago. (1) You can please some of the people some of the time, but you will never please all of the people all of the time and (2) people judge you through their own eyes using their own life experiences (in other words, common sense means different things to different people). Combine the two and we reach the conclusion that no matter how many times we say "Justice for Nevaeh has never made a penny on Nevaeh's name, does not fund raise at its events, and instructs those who want to donate to send their donation directly to the Monroe County Schools District specifying it for the Nevaeh Buchanan Preschool Scholarship Fund," there will be a small percentage of people that will not believe it.
So be it. We choose to not battle those people.
You may be hearing shortly about an "ad hoc" group that is trying to put together a fundraising event for Nevaeh. It is being spearheaded by a name you will recognize. I'm not too sure what they are fundraising for or where the money is going but they've asked Justice for Nevaeh to join with them and help. We respectfully declined; not out of disrespect for this "ad hoc" group, but because of our philosophy on fundraising.
Most people know and respect Justice for Nevaeh and we are forever grateful for that. In fact, Justice for Nevaeh recently won the "Be Their Hero from Age Zero" award for the second year in a row; we are humbled, extremely proud and certainly grateful. Thank you.