Nemo Radio Network is teaming up with truckdrivers and the National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to find missing
children and bring them safely home. The all-night radio network
re-launched "The Road Home" program at the Mid-America
Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, last month.
day in the United States, more than 2,000 children are reported
missing," says Dave Nemo, the voice of the Dave Nemo Radio
Network. "Many kids are found quickly but, unfortunately,
many others aren't. These tragedies scar families for generations.
Truckdrivers, and the trucking industry as a whole, want to
help get these kids back home. That's why we're spearheading
Road Home" campaign features 2-foot by 3-foot self-adhesive,
removable posters of missing children that will appear on the
rear doors of trailers owned by participating truck companies
and owner-operators. Each poster will include the child's photo
and pertinent information along with NCMEC's 24-hour hotline
number: 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678). "The Road Home"
logo sticker (5 inches by 6 inches) also will be available to
truckdrivers and anyone who wants to support the program. All
money donated for these posters and stickers will be given to
truckdrivers are parents so they're really committed to this
program," says Micki McIntyre, co-owner of the Dave Nemo
Radio Network. "They see what's going on in truckstops
and rest areas across the country. If they spot a missing child
- someone they recognize from a trailer poster or "The
Road Home" ads - now they will know how to immediately
report it. Time really is crucial in these cases. And later,
drivers will hear back from our radio network and the National
Center, and know that, thanks to them, a child is home safe."
to the posters and logo stickers, the Dave Nemo Radio Network
will provide national media support for The Road Home program
including network radio announcements about missing kids, print
ads in truck industry publications and web site photos of missing
children with links to NCMEC's web site.
photographs of these children out there is the best tool that
law enforcement and the public have," says Peter Banks,
director of training and outreach for NCMEC. "One in six
missing children are recovered because somebody, somewhere has
seen their photo. So this program is only going to increase
McNally and Northland Insurance already have signed on with
the Dave Nemo Radio Network to support The Road Home program.
Their support has enabled the printing and distribution of the
vinyl material, both for the program's logo sticker and the
missing children posters. With these corporate sponsors covering
the cost of printing and distribution, 100 percent of the donations
collected from participating drivers and fleets will go directly
vinyl Road Home logo stickers are available for a donation of
$10 per sticker and are perfect to place on truck doors or sleepers
to show you care about the plight of missing children. Included
with the sticker is "Knowing My 8 Rules of Safety"
a brochure about on-going safety practices for children, and
"Child Safety on the Information Highway" both excellent
sources of information published by NCMEC. "The Road Home"
organizers are asking for a voluntary donation of $25 per trailer-door
interested in becoming involved in "The Road Home"
program should visit The Dave Nemo Radio Network web site at www.davenemonetwork.com,
call (513) 531-9665, or e-mail your inquiry to RoadHomeWithNemo@aol.com.
Nemo Radio Network's all-night radio programming broadcasts
from Nashville, TN, and is heard live via 50,000 watt affiliates
throughout most of the continental United States, and digitally
via XM Satellite.
is a non-profit organization, created in 1984 as the national
clearinghouse for information on missing children and the prevention
of child victimization. NCMEC is the only non-profit organization
mandated by Congress to protect children from sexual exploitation
and abduction, and to assist law enforcement in recovering missing
children. NCMEC's web site at www.missingkids.com provided images and information about missing children, as well
as a wealth of child protection information.