NOW:53129:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
18°
H 24° L 18°
Partly Cloudy | 8MPH

Never Stop Looking for Missing Children

June 6, 2010

Postal Service, Valassis, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Commemorate “Have You Seen Me?” 25th Anniversary

 

 

Greenfield, WI — The hopes of thousands of families are carried every day and seen by millions through a partnership that celebrates its 25th anniversary.

 

Valassis, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the U.S. Postal Service have been working to reunite missing children with their families through the “Have You Seen Me?®” program and the power of the U.S. mail since 1985.

 

As a direct result of leads generated by this program, 149 children have been safely returned to their families. Photos are one of the most effective tools to help recover a missing child because they empower the American public to join the search.

 

“Each year in America, an estimated 800,000 children are reported missing, more than 2,000 each day,” said NCMEC President Ernie Allen. “Our greatest priority as a society is to protect the innocence of our children and to never stop looking for those who are missing.”

 

This need is the main reason a special RedPlum™ mailer was created by Valassis and will be delivered to more than 44 million homes this week.

 

“We don’t just deliver the mail, we deliver hope,” said Postmaster General John E. Potter. “The men and women of the Postal Service provide 500,000 extra pairs of eyes, always open, always watchful, always hopeful that we’ll play a small part in reuniting families.”

 

The mailer has been customized for six different geographic locations within the United States and features 25 missing children specific to that part of the country. A total of 145 missing children are featured.

 

“Through the power of our photo program, strong partnerships and the eyes of the American public, we provide hope to missing children and their families from coast to coast,” said Alan F. Schultz, Valassis, chairman, president and CEO. “Over the course of the past 25 years, our commitment has grown and there is an opportunity for more than 100 million households to see the faces of missing children each week.”

 

To reinforce the importance of the partnership and the need to find missing children, the Postal Service will place the words “Never Stop Looking For Missing Children” and silhouettes of a boy and girl on every letter through the end of June.

 

“Through the simple act of viewing photos of these children, anyone can forever change the life of a child who has been abducted,” Potter said.

 

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» In more schools, going to class means heading to the woods 11/26

» Franklin Historical Society to host holiday youth activities before 'An Old-Fashioned Christmas' 11/26

» Public workshop welcomes input for Lake Vista redevelopment 11/26

» Mom gets 7 years for child porn between herself and toddler son 11/25

» Have a 'Dickens of a Christmas' in Greendale on December 5 11/24

» Wrong-way driver turns himself in after I-794 crash Updated:  11/22

» Off-duty Milwaukee police officer pepper-sprayed by fleeing suspect 11/22

» State champion Oak Creek girls hoops team opens with rout of Horlick 11/21

» Video: Franklin faces conflicting views on new developments 11/21

» Greendale School Board to host special meeting for potential spring election candidates 11/20

» Franklin adopts 2015 budget, keeps tax levy frozen 11/19

» American flags raised in support of veterans memorial to be removed during Greendale ceremony 11/18

» Oak Creek approves city budget with small tax levy increase 11/17

» Franklin police search for two armed robbery suspects 11/17

» 2 men, ages 75 and 53, tied up at gunpoint in Franklin robbery 11/17

» Kayla's Krew to hold a "Design Day" for all-inclusive playground concepts 11/17

» Donations pour in for family stranded in Franklin motel 11/14

» Greendale's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony set for November 28 11/14

» Franklin house fire results in $90,000 worth of property loss 11/14

» Ditched by traveling subscription sales crew, family huddles in motel 11/13

» Santa is ready to come to Oak Creek with a holiday workshop, bake contest and games 11/13

» Greendale High School's FBLA chapter hosts 'Walk for Wellness' fundraiser for March of Dimes 11/12

» Street to be named for Medal of Honor recipient Gary Wetzel 11/12

» Church loses appeal over late Franklin farmer's estate 11/12

» Amendments pass that would keep wading pool open, continue UW-Extension contract and repair Hales Co 11/11

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT