Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation & Kearney Lodge #311
MOCHIP event (Missouri Child Identification Program)
** Moving location **
** New Location: Hawthorne Elementary, 1815 South Jefferson Kearney, MO 64060 **
Jan. 21rd 2012 from 10am to 2pm
No one wants to think that the unimaginable could happen to them, but according to statistics, nearly 2,000 children are reported missing or abducted each day in the United States. Gathering all of the information law enforcement officials need after the fact can be a daunting task, especially under duress.
According to theNationalCenterfor Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC.ORG), a current good quality photo is the single most effective tool in locating a missing child. The NCMEC encourages parents to be prepared by assembling their child’s photos and vital information ahead of time.
MOCHIP is a comprehensive child identification program designed to give families of a measure of protection against the ever increasing problem of missing and abducted children.
This program is provided “FREE OF CHARGE“
How does it work?
The program consists of five major components:
1) Digital Photographs
2) Digital Fingerprints
3) Child Information and Emergency contacts
4) Dental bite impression
5) Two (2) laminated ID cards
Together, these five measures provide a powerful identification and recovery tool.
The digital photographs, digital fingerprints and Child Information and emergency contacts are given to the parent or guardian of the child on a mini-CD computer disk. The information on the disk is compatible with the format required by the “AMBER ALERT” program. The dental bite wafer provides an impression of the biting surface of the child’s teeth, which like fingerprints, are unique to each individual. The wafer also collects enough saliva to provide a DNA sample and a source for a scent for trained canine search and recovery teams.
Download forms ahead of time at www.mochip.org, click on “about” The Masonic Children’s Foundation retains no information concerning the children; only a signed permission form is retained by the Foundation.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Don Gilkerson, Event Coordinator 816-507-1040