A vigil is being organized for Tuesday evening in Thunder Bay, Ont., to support the family of Delaine Copenace, the Kenora teenager who disappeared on Feb. 27.
Frances Wesley said she was inspired to do something "to show that Thunder Bay cares" about the missing teen.
"When I heard the plea of the mother, I wondered what I could do as an individual to lend support," Wesley said.
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Delaine Copenace was last seen in downtown Kenora. Police and volunteers have been searching for her for more than a week.
The volunteers have "shown so much support, like people we don't even know, people that are — you know reaching out to us and wanting to help and asking — they want to know what they can do and right now, they can come out and help us search," said search coordinator Amanda Freeman.
A search is also underway in Winnipeg, where Copenace was known to visit.
Copenace is described as being about five feet, eight inches tall, and 190 pounds. She has black, waist-length hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information can contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their local police department.