On this 5th anniversary of Morgan's death, justice is closer. Our family is grateful for that. At the same time we are devastated at the news that yet another young woman, Hannah Graham, is missing. Our hearts, our prayers, our determination to find answers, go out to all the missing and murdered. We will continue to work diligently, passionately, to Help Save The Next Girl.

I would like to share the poem I wrote in 2010 for Morgan's funeral with you dear friends:

A Mother's Thoughts / Not Missing

Not missing but found
dead on the ground
No loved ones near
You perished in violence and fear
How can it be
That your destiny
was to be torn from Papa and me
Such an unbelievable fate
our child of light extinguished by hate
Never mother or wife
A tragically abbreviated life
Part of me
would reject Deity
that allowed such atrocity
But know that we
Must surrender to the incomprehensibility
Of mystery
Somehow this is how it had to be

Help Save The Next Girl foundation promotes personal safety and responsibility for young women from grade school to college age through programs in education, victim/family outreach, and legislative advocacy. HSTNG works to diminish the culture of complacency that surrounds violence against women. Donations may be mailed to:

Help Save The Next Girl Foundation
P.O. Box 8062
Roanoke, VA. 24014
Help Save The Next Girl is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization

The beautiful, shiny, loving Morgan Dana Harrington was a true original. She brought much joy and fun to family and friends for 20 years. Her light and potential were extinguished when she was abducted from a Metallica concert 10/17/09 in Charlottesville Virginia.

Morgan’s skeletonized body was found at Anchorage Farm, Albemarle County on 1/26/10. The person(s) responsible remain at large, presumably still in the Charlottesville area. We ask that any information that might help in the investigation of this case be directed to: Virginia State Police tip line (434) 352-3467.

Our family has developed several educational projects that honor Morgan and provide service to our community, our world:

The Morgan Harrington Educational Wing , OMNI Village, Ndola , Zambia has been completed and was officially dedicated in a joyous ceremony 12/1/2012. Fundraising efforts moving forward are centered on equipping a library/computer space for the school.

Morgan Harrington Educational Wing dedicated July 2012
The construction of the Morgan Dana Harrington Educational Wing, OMNI Village, Ndola, Zambia, Africa

OMNI, Orphan Medical Network International, donations may be mailed to:

6930 Empire Lane
Roanoke, Va. 24018
Or on line at www.omnimissions.com
OMNI is a 501(c)3 charitable organization

The Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Scholarship, Virginia Tech-Carilion Medical School
VTC Scholarship donations may be mailed to:

Virginia Tech
Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Scholarship
University Development
Blacksburg, Va. 24061
Or on line at Morgan Dana Harrington Scholarship

REWARD: $150,000

The Harrington family is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Morgan Harrington's murder.

In addition, the band Metallica is offering an additional $50,000 to the reward bringing it to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Morgan's murder.