Saturday fundraiser is two days before Drexel anniversary

A search for Drexel in 2009. Each search can cost the CUE Center as much at $6000, Caison says.

Monday will mark the two year anniversary of when spring breaker Brittanee Drexel went missing.

Drexel, then 17, disappeared April 25, 2009, after leaving the Blue Water resort in Myrtle Beach Drexel's cell phone transmitted its last known signal the day after she disappeared near the South Santee River in Georgetown County. Her 19th birthday was Oct. 5.

Family members and search crews have been looking for her ever since she went missing, accounting for more than 50 searches, said Monica Caison with the CUE Center for missing persons.

Saturday the community raised money to help pay for those searches with a fundraiser organized by the Myrtle Beach Corvette Club at the Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson. That afternoon, a caravan of the corvettes and motorcycles were escorted by police to the Beaver bar in Murrells Inlet.

At the Beaver bar a prayer service and the release of several doves began the afternoon fundraiser.

"I miss her a lot and I just want her home. I mean this has been two years it's been long enough," Drexel's sister Myrissa said.

A fundraiser was also held in Myrtle Beach on Thursday. Both events are generating money for the CUE Center for Missing Persons in Wilmington, N.C.

The AP contributed to this report.