Looking back at 2020 we can all see it has been an especially challenging year. Difficult and sad for many due to losing a friend or family member, for others due to personal or business-related financial struggles, and for a large group of people unfortunately both. Life will never be the same for them.
Under normal circumstances, now is the set moment for end-of-the-year business gifts, looking forward to the new year. Unfortunately, covid-19 has proven to be impactful here as well. Travel is restricted and many companies are closed to visitors. Instead of going around parting gifts, we have decided to - much like last year - provide a donation instead, to a good cause: Signi Search Dogs.
Signi Search Dogs cares about the fate of missing persons and their loved ones, who are living in great uncertainty. Around Christmas our departed or distant loved ones are especially missed. Even more so for missing persons.
Attached to this newsflash is a document (in Dutch) describing the wonderful and altruistic work this non-for-profit organization provides nearly every weekend - both inside and outside the Dutch borders. Not for themselves, but to provide more certainty for to them completely unknown people, regarding their missing loved ones. Although the confirmation is often a sad one, there are occasional happy endings as well. And more often than not even a sad confirmation provides much-needed closure for relatives.
It should come as no surprise that, in spite of everyone working voluntarily, the costs of a search operation are very high. Just think of the costs of dogs, transport, stay, and necessary equipment. That's why any donation is incredibly appreciated and spent 100% on search efforts.
Are you feeling inspired by this incredible organization and would you like to volunteer or support them in any other way? You can check out their website here
On behalf of Signi Search Dogs, I thank you greatly and wish you a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2021!
With warm Christmas greetings,
Han van Breugel
Director of EU-People B.V.