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Apr 23, 2012 9:52 PM

Community comes together to help find Isabel Celis

TUCSON - Community members came out in full force Monday to see what they could do to help bring Isabel Celis home. Some distributed fliers, some volunteered and others donated money.

Local resident, mom and family friend, Molly Bednar, says she's still in shock.

"It's just horrible. I don't even know how to describe it. You know I've got my own kids. They're supposed to be safe in their home."

In the shopping center at Broadway and Craycroft, fliers have been posted everywhere. Family friends like Cabrena Blackburne, picked some up this morning.

"We thought we'd come out as a community and get some fliers and post them up around our neighborhood and try and get the word out."

Tucson Medical Center set up a fund to help the family pay for the search costs. It launched Monday morning and has already been successful.

"We've already received a number of contributions toward the fund for the family. Our employees are stepping up with their own payroll deductions, so there has been a tremendous amount of outpouring of support already," said Michael Duran with Tucson Medical Center.

Additionally, the family's Church, St. Joseph, is also keeping busy helping out.

"Parishioners have been coming and calling. Asking if they can do anything. Provide food, water for the family," Fr. Miguel Mariano said.

Authorities are currently urging the public not to get involved in any search parties. They said the best thing for the community to do, is to spread the word about Isabel through social media and through the printed fliers.

If you're interested in the Tucson Medical Center fund, go to: https://www.tmcaz.com/TMCFoundation/

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