WATCH: To mark International Missing children’s Day, the Montreal-based Missing Children’s Network announced a new partnership with Total Logistics Group of Companies. The company’s fleet of trucks will feature photos of missing children and as Gloria Henriquez reports, the unprecedented initiative will sensitize thousands of Quebecers to be on the lookout for missing kids.
“This wonderful initiative can make a great difference in our lives”, she said.
The trailers travel all across Canada and the United States.
Pina Arcamone, General Director of the Missing Children’s Network says it’s the kind of exposure they desperately need.
“These partnerships allow ordinary citizens to get involved in the search of a missing child, a missing child is everyone’s responsibility,” she told Global News.
The idea of putting posters on the back of the trucks was brought forward by an employee.
“The initial reaction was, wow, what a great idea,” said Robert Nuez, Vice-President of Total Logistics.
For him, the initiative is about helping families and giving back to the community.
“If we can help resolve a missing child’s case because we triggered somebody’s memory along the way, just give somebody closure or reunification of any kind, I think that would be an invaluable gift to us,” said Nuez.
Total Logistics is the first company to take this step in the province and they are hoping this will inspire others to do the same.
“We would like to offer a challenge to all other transport companies in Quebec to embrace this initiative and reach out,” he said.
These efforts are being made in the hopes that families like Béchard’s can one day be reunited.