According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 2,200 children may be reported
missing every day in the U.S. Since 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited
Children (NCMEC) has helped recover more than 169,000 such children.
To encourage roofing professionals to become involved locally with the search for
missing children and demonstrate their commitment to their communities, NRCA partnered
with NCMEC in 2001 to create Project Recovery, which helps locate missing children
through magnetic posters that can be placed on service vehicles.
NRCA staff works with NCMEC to identify children who have been reported missing
in the vicinity of participating companies. NRCA then provides magnetic posters
for participants to place on their vehicles. The posters, which NRCA designs, include
a photograph of a child at the time he or she was reported missing, biographical
information and contact information in the event the child is seen. Many posters
also include age-processed photographs to help people recognize a child as he or
she may currently look.
If a child is found, NRCA will send a "FOUND" sticker to place over the poster to
let the community know the program has been successful.
According to NCMEC, one child in seven is found when someone recognizes a childâ€™s
photo and notifies authorities. You can help continue the effort to recover abducted
and runaway children and show your dedication to community service by participating
in Project Recovery.
Participating roofing professionals are asked to reimburse NRCA for the direct cost
of posters, which are $40 each. Additionally, NRCA is seeking program sponsors to
help absorb distribution, administration and promotional costs. There are three
categories of sponsorship: Primary sponsors make a one-time contribution of $1,000,
receive 10 posters, and are included in press releases and other communication about
Project Recovery; supporting sponsors contribute $500 and receive five posters;
and sustaining sponsors contribute $100 and receive two posters.
Any contributions of lesser amounts to help support the program also are greatly
To participate in Project Recovery and help sustain the search
for missing children in your area, complete the following online form.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more, contact Chrystine Hanus,
NRCA's director of communications, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7522 or firstname.lastname@example.org