Don't you just love those high rollers, you know the business men and women that understand that money talks. They commit gobs of money for results. In business these sort of people are in research and development or marketing. This is the entrepreneurial spirit that built this country. They are not the safe, conservative banker types that seem to have a motto "let's wait and see." Most of the high rollers spending their own money expect a return on investment. I like that, people with faith, with hope, with a proactive attitude to create a positive change to an existing problem.
One of these high rolling visionaries is a woman by the name of Amanda, who along with her equally committed husband, have committed $10,000, that's right 10 grand of their own hard earned money to help find Julie Michelle Bullard, someone they never had the pleasure to meet. Now I know what you are thinking, she must be rich right? I don't care how rich you are $10,000 is a lot of money. It will buy a lot of things, trips, jewels, electronics and other things that go bling. But they want to buy freedom, not for themselves but for someone they never met, for a father whose stepfather had once done business with Amanda and her husband, for a mother who is missing her first born, for a community that will ache in fear until they know for certain that there is no one on the loose that could one day do the same to them and for the authorities that can only do so much without help.
Perhaps this generosity will provoke a response in our own hearts to match the enormous sacrifice Amanda and her husband have deposited in the bank. Many of us do not have the ability to offer money, but some do have time and energy to spare and could be willing to walk a few logging roads and venture around hidden out of the way places looking for clues. There is a pocketbook somewhere, a cell phone, there is something somewhere just waiting to be found. Hopefully some store clerk, police officer, mailman, motel housekeeper will recognize her from missing posters, news media reports or from Internet sources, hopefully that person that may be motivated by the reward will call authorities and Michelle Bullard might be rescued from harms way.
Paperwork is being finalized so, for now, if you need more information or want to make a donation regarding this reward please contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office in Sanford, North Carolina. If you have any information about Michelle's disappearance call the Tip Line at 919-718-4577