Margaret Dodd is hopeful everyone will say a prayer for every missing person during the 2012 National Missing Persons Week from July 29 to August 4.
The campaign coincides with the 13th anniversary of the disappearance of Hayley Marie Dodd – Mrs Dodd’s daughter.
Seventeen-year-old Hayley was last seen walking along North West Road near Badgingarra, about 200km north of Perth, on July 29, 1999.
“We’ve come to the conclusion we may never find her but we will never stop looking,” Mrs Dodd said.
“People are still talking and giving information so it shows what’s happened to Hayley does worry them and people do care.
“But every year it gets harder.
“Thirteen years is a long time to torture anyone.”
Mrs Dodd said Hayley’s case was missing-murder, but there were some people missing who were safe.
“These people need to come forward and let their family know they are okay,” she said.
National Missing Persons Week aims to raise awareness of the issues and impacts associated with missing persons in Australia.
This year’s campaign encourages people to let someone know where they are or where they are going.
“Hopefully everyone will say a prayer for every missing person who is safe to come home, and for those who can’t come home to be returned to their family,” Mrs Dodd said.
“For those missing someone, don’t give up hope because there are a lot of good people out there who want to help.”
Mrs Dodd said she would remember her daughter as a happy, go-lucky kid who was always smiling.
“It’s hard to know what she would be doing now, but she really loved kids so she might be working in childcare,” she said.
“She would spend a lot of time with her nieces and nephews too.
“She would love them.”
Mrs Dodd said she plans on visiting the memorial in Mandurah on Sunday to lay some flowers to mark the 13th year without Hayley.
The state government is offering a $250,000 reward for information in Hayley’s case.