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ARTICLE #23) Missing woman's father thankful for help

Sunday, June 25, 2006
Missing woman's father thankful for help
Calgary Sun by Staff

Still holding out hope his missing daughter can be found; a Calgary man says he and his family have been overwhelmed by this community's support.

Dwight Foster, whose 21-year-old daughter Jessie got drawn into the Las Vegas sex trade and was last seen March 28, said he's been able to raise close to $3,000 over the past few months to pay a Nevada-based private investigator working on the search.

And the family is hoping that kind of giving continues during a two-day fundraiser, which wraps up today.

“That's just the generosity of Calgary coming out -- it's just amazing," Foster said, adding by noon yesterday the bake sale and silent auction had raised about $200.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, at 10431 Wapiti Dr. S.E.

Items up for sale in the silent auction include an autographed Jerome Iginla jersey and a Total Gym home-fitness system.

Foster said he'll be happy if they can match the $700 raised at a similar fundraiser last week.

"About 20 percent of that was money from people who'd read the poster about Jessie and felt compelled just to give us a donation," he said.

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