Raymond Green International Outreach, founded by Donna Green, is committed to providing assistance, support, resources, education and advocacy while continually sharing our hope and determination to individuals and families affected by Cold Cases.
" Wherever he is, God is." Donna Green
We will find Raymond. We have hope.
Hope is what all of us hold unto when there's nothing else. It gives us power to overcome and soar above the unforgiveable pain. It keeps us alive. HOPE is what Donna Green has lived with all her life. Her 5 day old son Raymond, snatched from the clutches of her arms, almost literally, in an instant, by someone posing as a friend. She had no idea, that the woman she met while in the hospital, known only as 'Lisa' was scheming to steal her baby boy. It was 1978, Donna had given birth to Raymond at Atlanta's Grady Hospital, when 'Lisa' befriended her in the hospital nursery and made frequent visits to her room. As a teen, Donna didn't think much of it, because 'Lisa' had said her own sister, had given birth, and that's why she was there.
Days later, 'Lisa' shows up at Donna's home, blending in with other visitors, curious to see the newborn, then kidnaps Raymond, when Donna leaves the room to take a shower. 'Lisa' lingered, promising Donna she'd watch the baby, instead picked Raymond up, went out the door, and VANISHED on that November day, never to be seen or heard from again!
It's been a long time, but Donna's never given up HOPE! Her unrelenting journey to find her son has never waned. Today there are more resources to help, when comparing it to the atmosphere in the late 70's. Detectives took a report, but Donna says after that, it was difficult getting a status report on the case. Atlanta police say the case was never closed.
With more tools of help, like national organizations concentrating on finding missing children, around the clock media availability, and law enforcement with a more directed goal to assist, the outcry reaches every corner of the world.
Donna Green has advocated for decades and refuses to allow people to forget Raymond's story. News outlets have covered this case many times and and people all over the world have been moved by her story.
Sharing Our Hope
Your loved one is missing but never forgotten! Let's gather together to celebrate them! Let's remember the fun times, putting the sadness away for the day!
Allow us to come and help you celebrate ~ we want to show our support, give encouragement and share our hope with you/family/friends.
Contact us and let's start planning your CELEBRATION!
When asked the #1 reason cold cases are solved, most will answer 'DNA'. DNA can be credited to many resolutions, but what if they don't know who's DNA to collect?
TIPS are the #1 reason a cold case is solved.
Someone knows something!
Crack A Cold Case helps keep these cases alive through news and print media, social media, local rallies and more; keeping the cases in the faces of those who know with hopes of receiving tips. You can help us put the heat on.
There will never be an accurate count. The number of unidentified remains in the USA alone is staggering. There are so many 'unknowns' already buried and/or cremated and adding to these numbers many agencies never report found remains to the proper databases. This makes our project challenging...and extremely satisfying.
As said so well by Suzie Dodt, ME, Maricopa County, AZ "Everyone deserves to have thier name when they are buried". Come join us and 'Speak for the Silenced'...
Our Nations Silent Mass Disaster
Inspired by Prince Lenny Penaloza
After seeing Donna's story, a young man in Germany automatically felt she could be the missing piece to solving his family odyssey. Prince Lenny Penaloza, not his real name, only knows he was brought to Europe, in the late 70's from the U-S. He was abandoned at age 11, by a spanish woman he knew as his mother. Now in his 30's he's considered a stateless citizen in this world with no record of birth. It makes it difficult for him to travel, work or enjoy basic necessities.
But after seeing Donna's story and a connection made through similar agencies, it's led to a lasting relationship, one of a MOTHER/SON. The two began communicating by letter and by phone, both wanting so much for their stories to cover the missing space, each experienced in their lives. DNA tests took months and finally it just wasn't a match, but the two have established an unbreakable bond!
Now what? Where do we even begin? Lenny, as we call him, is stuck in Germany, completely stuck and unable to find gainful employment, just to name one problem with being 'STATELESS. We are really just not even sure how to begin. (as of today....check with us in a year, I bet we are making changes somewhere, for someone ;)
Where to start? What does it mean to be stateless?
The international legal definition of a stateless person is “a person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law”. In simple terms, this means that a stateless person does not have a nationality of any country. Some people are born stateless, but others become stateless.
Statelessness can occur for several reasons, including discrimination against particular ethnic or religious groups, or on the basis of gender; the emergence of new States and transfers of territory between existing States; and gaps in nationality laws. Whatever the cause, statelessness has serious consequences for people in almost every country and in all regions of the world.
We all love him, as if he were our own family, Lenny doesn't even understand what that means..help us show him!