It has been nearly three months since 6-year-old Isabel Celis disappeared from her Tucson home but her mother, Rebecca Celis, has not stopped searching for her little girl.
A new volunteer center opened up last week in order to honor and help find Isabel or Isa as her family calls her.
The volunteer headquarters space was donated by the Christian Faith Fellowship Church in order for the Celis family to raise awareness to help bring back Isabel.
“Life is very busy,” said Pastor David Dalberg, the leader of the church, to KOVA NEWS 4. ”I’m aware of that. And we go on with life and we can forget but nothing has changed for the family or for her.”
The headquarters is decorated with posters and pictures of Isabel. The family has also placed several buttons, flyers and other mementos with the 6-year-old’s name and picture in hopes that people will pick them up and spread them around their communities.
“Please who ever has her please bring her home,” pleaded the girls’ mother. “We’re still praying that’s she’s out there, that’s she’s coming home.”
There have been many efforts since the disappearance to raise awareness of the missing child.
Last month, volunteers hoping to find Isabel Celis, went to a Padres game to distribute fliers and accept donations to continue the searching efforts. Also, in April, The Tucson Medical Center set up a special fund to assist the search for Isabel.
The reward for information on the disappearance of Isa is now $60,500 which has mostly come from private donations.
A music video called “Bring Isa Home” was recorded in late April by a local Tucson group called The Flight Team. They asked volunteers to wear purple, Isa’s favorite color, and to come participate in the video.
Some of the lyrics from the songs are, “Please don’t stop looking for her, keep working together. We’ll find her, please don’t stop, don’t give up.”
Isabel disappeared on the morning of April 21st. The girl’s father, Sergio Celis made the 9-1-1 call to report his missing daughter.
“I want to report a missing person,” Sergio Celis says on one of the two recordings, made the morning of the disappearance. “My little girl, who is 6 years old, I believe she was abducted from our house.”
The last time any family member saw Isabel was around 11p.m. the night before, when she went off to bed. Sergio Celis remembers falling asleep that night watching a prerecorded baseball game then heading to his bed at 5 a.m just two hours before the mother left for work. The child was reported missing at 8 a.m.
It has been about 80 days since the child was reported missing and more than 1,500 tips have been reported.
The Christian Faith Fellowship Church will be holding a public prayer vigil on Friday, July 27th at 7 p.m. for Isabel’s safe return.