RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is seeking volunteers to help search for Hannah Graham on Sunday.
Organized searches will start at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Walnut Creek Park in Albemarle County and end around 4 p.m. They need about 200 volunteers — if you want to participate, you have to be at least 18-years-old and you need to register online at www.hikeforhannah.brmrg.org.
If you’re selected to help the search, you’ll be hiking off-trail, through dense vegetation and brush. So, you probably want to wear long pants, long sleeves and sturdy shoes. Search volunteers should also bring the following:
- Safety vest or blaze orange shirt, jacket or hat to increase visibility (search will be conducted adjacent to areas where hunting may take place)
- Small backpack to carry at least 2 quarts of water and food/personal items
- Lunch and snacks for the day (food will not be provided)
- Bug repellant (ticks are prominent in this area)
- Small, personal first aid kit (recommended)
- Leather work gloves
Another mass search for Graham was held the weekend of Sept. 20-21. Approximately 1,250 community volunteers covered areas within the city of Charlottesville.
Walnut Creek Park
4250 Walnut Creek Road