- Posted June 9, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Race to Recover America's Missing Children
Each team in the Fireball Run is assigned a missing child from their home region along with thousands of posters to distribute along the route- the poster’s QR code connects directly to law enforcement handling the case. A decal featuring the child is also placed on the vehicle, creating a rolling awareness campaign.
The Race to Recover America’s Missing Children is considered the largest active recovery effort for missing and exploited children in the country. To date, the effort has assisted in the recovery of 38 missing children. Few other missing child groups and/or families have the resources or ability to distribute so many posters so widely.
5 missing children highlighted in last year’s rally was recovered. Fireball Run was given rare direct credit for the recover of two missing Melbourne siblings, Trust and Journey Everitt; who were recovered in Washington State due to rally media coverage.