Q: Why do children need an ID cards?
A: There are a lot of perils in this world, and having an ID can help in the following situations:
Each day across the US over 2300 children are reported missing in the US. Last year over 850,000 children were reported missing, that’s represent a child comes up missing every 40 seconds. Each parent, caretaker, and school needs vital information with a description of each child in their care. Time can be an alien when ID is available, but can work as an enemy when someone is trying to describe a child under the stress a missing child can bring. No one should trust their memory when it comes to children. The faster the child’s ID circulates through the community, the better the child’s chances of being recovered.
The prompt availability of ID cards given to law enforcement and emergency workers speed up the search of a mission
Police departments, and the media already know about children identification programs, and are ready to assist when the need arrive to help locate a missing child.
Who can forget the devastation hurricane Katrina caused in the gulf coast state, especially in New Orleans. Who could have image hundred of thousands of families relocated throughout the US. It has taken months, for some years to be reunited with their loved ones.
We were there, but the time to prepare was too late, and there were very little we could do in the area but talk to people about being ready for the next disaster.
So many children were separated from their parents, and caretakers. We have a program that can up family back together in a matter of hours and not days.