Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Search for Joe Houston 11-04-09

Thank you for all being involved with this and showing your interest. Here's what we came up with at the meeting. There will be two groups going out tomorrow. One at 8AM and the other at noon. The ferry over to San Jose Island leaves promptly at those times so be there at 7:30AM or 11:30AM. The 8AM crew will be grouped when we meet at the ferry. The noon group needs to go over on the ferry without being grouped. Someone (probably Nicole) will be waiting to put you in a group when you get on the island. Let me know if you plan on going and what time so we have a general idea of how many people and also there are a few people who need rides.
There is a $12 roundtrip fee per person for the ferry (we are working on getting the fee reduced).
The meeting place to get on the ferry:
Fisherman's Wharf
900 Tarpon St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373
You will be grouped into 5's with one leader and designated to one search area to ensure that we don't duplicate. The leader will have a GPS and maps. Please let someone know if you have medical experience before being grouped.
This is a beachy/marshy/heavy brush island. Please dress accordingly. Long pants, hiking boots, bright colored shirt (so that you're visible to your group and Joe), and something reflective if possible. Please be prepared by bringing:
-water (1 gallon per person in bottles, not jugs)
-food/snacks for yourself
-cell phone
-first aid kit
If anybody has a mountain bike please bring it. We need them to send people further down the island. You can take your bike on the ferry but no motorized vehicles.

We need food/snacks and water to pass out to the volunteers. Please contact Tawny Novosad if you'd like to help with food. 361-876-8969

We also are trying to raise money to help pay for the ferry, gas, and other search expenses. You can email myself or Tawny if you can help in this area.

Matt Kavanagh is the point person for search planning. 610-905-5085

Please email me (Amy Warner) if you're going to search and let me know what time. 361-334-6703

If anybody has access to boats, jet skis, helicopters, or other means of search transportation please let us know.

Here is a link that has specific prayer requests from the family. Please be praying!

We do have offers for babysitting if needed. Again, please let us know.

PASS THIS ON! The more people we can get helping, the more area can be covered. Please forward this email. Thanks again and anything you can do is greatly appreciated.


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