I love living in a community where more than 1,000 people selflessly donated their time to search for a missing girl.

As a search volunteer, I am grateful to area businesses like the Home Depot of Riverton, which donated coffee, hot chocolate, ponchos and hand warmers; Chick-Fil-A of South Jordan, Little Caesers Pizza, and Wal-Mart, all which generously donated food to the searchers; and Smith's and Mountain America Credit Union, which donated bottles of water. Thank you!

I encourage my fellow citizens to patronize these businesses and thank them for their support.

Paul Pehrson