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Members' replies show relief, gratitude, pride Print E-mail
Published: Friday, 20 February 2009 16:36

FMCA member's Newell motorhomeFMCA’s efforts to locate Jim and Gail Ellis prompted hundreds of e-mail responses from members. Here’s just a sampling of the comments.

“What a wonderful service and reassurance for members and families to know there is such a network to be concerned for the whereabouts of RVers. Another reason to be a member of FMCA.”

“My wife and I just want to thank you for this service offered to some of our friends who might have been in trouble. FMCA's reaction was heartwarming, and the action you have taken is deeply appreciated by all of us. It is an act that has made us proud to be a member of FMCA. Thanks again.”

“As a Canadian member wintering in Florida, I'm particularly happy of FMCA's involvement into this matter. Thanks for a well-done message.”

"We are very impressed with our FMCA organization. Thanks for reacting and solving this matter so fast and then letting everyone know so fast."

"Thanks for the update, it's good to know that we can't disappear from the radar with the watchful eyes of our FMCA members."

"We are new members of FMCA and I want to express how IMPRESSED we are that you have provided this help to find some of your member. It makes us think that we have joined a viable organization that is willing to get involved in heroic ways.  Thank you so much for your involvment and for the updates."

"What an awesome 'Club' we belong to, and this is just one of the wonderful benefits!
Thank you!"

"This mailing is both humbling and gratifying ...One cannot express enough thanks for the concern and dedication of FMCA for it's diligence in this matter."

"What a happy e-mail to receive and what a wonderful network this provides for this type of incident. I was feeling sick, wondering what might have happened to these people. Thank you FMCA ... for being there."

“Thanks for letting everyone know. We looked all weekend in our travels! So glad all is well. What a great network.”

“I am glad they were found safe AND that FMCA cares and tries to help.”

“Great to hear the good news. This is what it means to be part of a great family like ours Keep up the good work.”

“I hope if we are out of communication for any length of time, this network will go into action for us. Thank you, FMCA!”

"I just had to tell you how impressed I am with your organization. I read your e-mail yesterday regarding this missing couple and it reminded me how many times we are out of touch with friends and family. Some friends of ours go RVing all over the country and spend nights in very rural areas away from everyone, and it concerns me. I'm So glad the missing have been found and am thankful for your organization."

"This was indeed a great idea, to reach out across this vast area of countrysides, and ask for  HELP  from the members. Good idea and it shows that the more eyes and ears are involved the greater the results. So ever glad that the results of this SEARCH were all positive ... they have been found. Thank you and thank the members."

"Thank you for keeping us informed. We were so worried when we heard about this in your previous e-mail. We are so impressed with FMCA and how you all are a "family" of caring people. We just joined last year and are very happy to be associated with such a caring and profession organization."

“This is the very best of FMCA. What an added sense of security -- knowing FMCA will send an emergency alert for/to us!”

“What a wonderful message to all of us that you would take the time to send this [e-mail] out! I am glad to have you “at my back!”

“We are so impressed with FMCA and how you all are a "family" of caring people. We just joined last year and are very happy to be associated with such a caring and professional organization.”

“You have provided a tremendous service. It is nice to know that you would take these steps to help a member. And thank you for the follow up.”

The FMCA network worked, and we are comforted, that should we have any trouble similar to there's, that the FMCA network would work for our benefit as well. Thanks to all the FMCA members.”

“Great to hear the good news. This is what it means to be part of a great family like ours. Keep up the good work.”

“Maybe this incident should be a lesson to everyone to check-in often with friends or family and advise of their whereabouts or plans, as well as to make sure their cell phones have the GPS feature.”

“What a reassuring, comforting thought that fellow FMCA members would be on the look-out if ever my wife and I needed some kind of assistance if not dire help while on the road. I'm truly impressed that such a big organization as FMCA would deem it important to send out a "seek and reply" notice for missing members. And the Ellis' are fellow Canadians.”

“What a perfect way to use the FMCA e-mail! Congratulations on your great work. That's another reason why I'm glad to say I'm a member!”

“Thank you for your exceptional service ... we are relatively new members and this one letter makes the membership worth it all. I am proud to be a member!”

“Such good news. Makes me proud to be a FMCA member.”

“I am a recent new member … I was much relieved with the good news, but mostly, very impressed with the “family.’ " I am very, very happy to have joined.”

“Glad this had a good outcome! I have never seen this previously from FMCA. I think it is tremendous!  What a great way to spread a nationwide "Senior Amber Alert" instantly.  Whoever thought to do this should be commended. Another great service from FMCA.”

“Good job FMCA staff, I am proud to be a member of such a caring organization.”

Nice job, this is what being a member of an association is all about.”

“This is so cool that they were found. What a great ‘family.’ "

“Thank God for the safety of the "Ellis" family.  We here in Ft. Worth, along w/ a large group of fellow FMC'ers, had started a search for them and their Newell coach. We are SO grateful for their discovery in good health. Thank you for the update and God Bless!”

“This was indeed a great idea, to reach out across this vast area of countrysides, and ask for HELP from the members. Good idea and it shows that the more eyes and ears are involved the greater the results. So ever glad that the results of this SEARCH were all positive. They have been found … thank you and Thank the members.”

“People coming from Canada do well to purchase a pre-paid U.S. cell phone and they can simply change their message on their Canada phone to refer to the U.S. phone and to leave a message. Then, the visitors could return calls with whichever phone would be best for them.”

“You have provided a tremendous service. It is nice to know that you would take these steps to help a member. And thank you for the follow-up.”

“Thank you for the email. I prayed for this couple I've never met …. What a relief to know they are okay. Thank goodness that there are still a "family" of friends who care! Thank you to FMCA for taking the initiative to send the e-mail on behalf of their concerned friends.”

“Thanks FMCA for posting the missing persons report! WHAT A GREAT FEELING TO KNOW PEOPLE ARE LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER.”

“What a reassuring, comforting thought that fellow FMCA members would be on the look-out if ever my wife and I needed some kind of assistance if not dire help while on the road. I'm truly impressed that such a big organization as FMCA would deem it important to send out a "seek-and-reply" notice for missing members.” And the Ellis' are fellow Canadians."

“What a perfect way to use the FMCA e-mail! Congratulations on your great work. That's another reason why I'm glad to say I'm a member!”

“FMCA’s network worked, and we are comforted, that should we have any trouble similar to the Ellises’, that the FMCA network would work for our benefit as well. Thanks to all the FMCA members."

“Oh, thank God. I have been worried all night since I got the email. I was hoping my kids would not hear about is, as they already have had concerns of the two of us vanishing in the great outdoors. The older they get the less capable it seems we become?"

“Thank you for letting us know. It makes me feel good to know you are Johnny on the spot to help out.”

“We have just rejoined FMCA and never realized the extent of the reach of this wonderful organization.  Thank you!  It is a very good feeling that there is someone ‘out there’ that will be concerned if anything seems amiss. Here’s a relieved “Have a wonderful trip!” to Jim and Gail!”

“Praise The Lord! We've been praying since we read the email. I have to say we are impressed and blessed to know we are a part of such a caring, compassionate network of friends at FMCA. Thank you for the follow up and happy camping everyone.”

 

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