A man and wife who have dedicated their lives to finding missing persons now find themselves facing homelessness. There is a way you can assist.
Jenny and Jerry Boone are the hosts of “The Missing N Murdered” (MnM), which airs Friday nights at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Blogtalkradio.com. Each week they focus on missing persons and/or an unsolved crime, with appeals to the public for assistance. Any law enforcement officer will confirm the public’s assistance solves crimes; MnM has aided in closing at least 500 cold cases.
But now, due to financial difficulty, the Boones have found themselves homeless. “We can live in our jeep,” says Jenny. “But we won’t let our cell phone get shut off. Without our cell phone we can’t do the MnM show.” The couple is devoted to assisting others who have been victimized.
Jerry was a minister for 18 years. Jenny helped care for the elderly at nursing homes. The idea for the MnM organization began when Jenny’s sister, Jean, who was pregnant, and Jean’s husband were murdered years ago. “I was mad at the world. And then I was thinking, one day, my sister was so loving; she would want me to do good and help others and not let her family be murdered in vain.” Both Jenny and Jerry found that assisting other families whose loved ones were missing or murdered helped them heal. They also found their calling. Using their own monies and time, they created MnM, “Missing & Murdered.” The Facebook page expanded so quickly a second page had to be added.
Jenny is a cancer survivor and has had multiple medical issues. Jerry survived quadruple bypass surgery and needs surgeries to repair some damage. Both are now financially destitute. The state where they reside offers no benefits that could help, a friend confirms. Friends of the couple are fighting to find them a home. The friends are seeking a mobile home company or an RV company that will donate a “gently used” home, or at least sell one for a low cost. A gofundme account has been set up, to include a “thunderclap” project to raise funds quickly. The funds must be raised this month, as the Boones have been court ordered to be out of their current rental by September 30, 2014.
“This is some world when two elderly people who live to help others are homeless,” says one friend. Deborah Huffman, another friend, explains, “When my sister – in –law was murdered by her son last year it rocked our world. Jenny and Jerry were there for me and my family from our first conversation to the present. They have made dealing with our ‘new normal’ a little easier. They are there for victims and survivors as long as their help is wanted or needed.”
Jenny Boone has said, “I don’t care if they call me in the middle of the night. If I can help someone who has a missing or murdered loved one, I will.” Hopefully she and Jerry will find their own help soon.
To help fund the Boones, click HERE. A third party volunteer supervises all donations.