Fundraiser for missing Oregon boy

, Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted: Sun, June 1 2014 at 6:13 PM, Updated: Sun, June 1 2014 at 11:37 PM

Medford, Ore. -- Family members of Oregon boy Kyron Horman are raising money for a search team. The seven-year-old boy has been missing since 2010.

Dozens of Kyron's supporters came together with buckets, hoses, and pins saying "We promise to find you, we will never stop."

"I'm always surprised to see how many people truly love Kyron who don't even know him and have never met him," Kyron's mom, Desiree Young said.

Some of the volunteers were friends and family members of Kyrons. Some of them were complete strangers. All of them washed cars for money to help fund a search headed up by KlaasKids, a non-profit search and rescue team for missing and trafficked children.
Something Young said could be crucial at this point in the search for her son.

"There is a lull in the case and honestly I think we need to help our team get a little more resources," Young said.

This is the third car wash that has been held for Kyron. The first two were in Roseburg and Portland last month. The family hopes to conduct the next search at the end of the month. 

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Kassi Nelson

NBC5 News reporter Kassi Nelson was born and raised in Nebraska. She graduated from the journalism school at University of Nebraska Lincoln where she studied broadcasting.

She also studied philosophy in the Czech Republic. Kassi has visited nine other countries including Sochi, Russia, where she reported on the preparations for the 2014 Olympic Games.

She loves skiing and live concerts!

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