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Peter McColl

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BENEFITING: Project Jason

EVENT DATE: Aug 28, 2015

Rebecca McColl

THE STORY:

Shortly after his 16th birthday on August 28, 1995, my little brother, Peter McColl disappeared. He was a thoughtful, strong, and kind person.  I remember spending a "day in the life of Peter" earlier that year, joining him at Berkeley High when I was visiting from college. He had friends of all types that came up to us- he was a good listener, a budding poet, artist, and musician. People came to him with their problems and he was there for them. He cared deeply about life and making a meaningful difference. He loved solitude in nature. One of his first words as a baby was "trees" which he would gaze at outside his nursery window. He had long curly hair (like mine) and deep blue eyes. I write this in the past tense only because it has been 20 years since I have seen my brother. But I still do not know whether he is still alive and his sudden absence remains a deep and painful mystery. I still see his image on the faces of strangers...

My last memory of him is giving him a hug before I got on a plane that summer to go back to Seattle. I had to reach up to embrace his strapping shoulders (he was over 6'0 and growing). 

The last thing he wrote to me was in a card for my BA graduation:

God be with you in every step you take, as you forge a path through this wilderness we call LIFE… Always remember that your life is what you make it. Wherever you go, whatever distances you travel, and whatever obstacles you overcome, you have to remember where you came from: your family. Always remember us, and know we’ll always be here for you. Remember that we love you, and will always. Your loving brother, Peter

In the spirit of this beautiful message that he gave me, I would like to do something in honor of Peter on this day. If you would like to join me, please consider making a donation to PROJECT JASON. This nonprofit has been a tremendous support and gift to me and I am forever grateful to this organization, which operates on a shoestring budget and volunteer hours. You can donate to them directly through this page. Please list your donation in honor of Peter McColl.

Learn more about Project Jason here: http://projectjason.org/

Project Jason Mission Statement:

“Our mission as a non profit organization is to create and increase public awareness of missing people through a variety of outreach and educational activities. Project Jason seeks to bring hope and assistance to families of the missing by providing resources and support.”

Our Motto:

“All missing persons are loved by someone, and their families deserve to find the answers they seek in regards to the disappearance.”

Our Creed:

“We are the Voice for the Missing; speaking for those who are not among us but who are forever in our hearts.”

The cause of finding the missing sometimes seems to fall between the cracks of society’s sidewalk. Having a family member or close friend inexplicably disappear does not happen to everyone, yet it happens more often than you would think. There are no boundaries of age or circumstance to prevent any family from suffering this fate. We never dreamed that we would become such a family, but here we are. In the US, there are over 105,000 active missing persons cases altogether. All of their families deserve help in facing the tragedy of a loved one’s disappearance. With your assistance, Project Jason can play an active role in providing them with comfort, assistance and resources while educating the public and increasing awareness of missing persons cases. 

With love and gratitude,

Rebecca McColl 

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    $60

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    $100

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    $50

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    $100

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    $50

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

For Peter 3 years ago

Diane Copenhagen Hansen

Diane Copenhagen Hansen

DONATION: $100

Rebecca and Susan and John I am so sorry to hear about Peter's disappearance. This is devastating. 3 years ago

Shawn Eustis

Shawn Eustis

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Diane Huffman

Diane Huffman

DONATION: $50

For Peter. 3 years ago

Ben & Lis Dondero

Ben & Lis Dondero

3 years ago

David Sleeper

David Sleeper

3 years ago

Millie. Robinson

Millie. Robinson

For Peter Mc Coll 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Sunny Sturges Galbraith

Sunny Sturges Galbraith

DONATION: $40

I am thinking of you and your family, Rebecca. 4 years ago

Arne

Arne

DONATION: $200

For Peter 4 years ago