Identification Packages to Help Find Missing Children!
For Immediate Release to the Press:
Masons to Perform
Free Child ID Program
Each child that goes through the process will receive a dental impression
as well as a CD containing
a photo, video, digital fingerprints, and their vital information. Parents or guardians
of children who participate must be present and
fill out a permission slip for the child to receive this service. The Michigan Masonic Child ID Program provides the family with everything needed for the Amber Alert System. The Program is also considered one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and is also endorsed by the Michigan Sheriff’s Association
as well. The Detroit
Office of Homeland Security has stated: “The Michigan Masonic Child ID Program is the greatest program that they have seen,” and it is highly touted
by many local police
For questions or more information about the event or to schedule your own event (8 week lead time please), you may contact: Wayne Lodge #112, 734-721-7950; or via email at:
email@example.com or consult the Michigan
Child ID Web Site at:
Wayne Lodge - MICHIP Future Schedule: Watch this space for further Event Scheduling
The Michigan Child Identification
Program - MICHIP - is a lodge-based, community-action, initiative that is sponsored, scheduled, and organized by
the Michigan Masons through the Grand Lodge of Michigan.
At a MICHIP EVENT, the Masons
set up the equipment and enlist the volunteers necessary to generate individual, completed, child identification packages
that are given to a child’s parent or guardian to take home for safe keeping (we keep nothing but a permission form).
It is the responsibility of the parents to then provide the package to law enforcement, if their child becomes missing, as
an aid to recover their child.
Each child progresses through the several stations of the Event (it takes about 10-15
minutes) generating an identifying item at each station and placing them in his or her package. Parents are reminded to take
the package with them on trips and vacations (it does no good leaving it home) as it can be immediately provided to authorities
to aid in the recovery of a child that is missing or presumed abducted.
An Event in the Public Interest by the Masons of Michigan, Including Wayne
Lodge #112 of Westland, Michigan MICHIP is provided free of charge
to the public. All of the indemnifying iteming generated during the event are given to the child's family. Toothprints® Dental Impressions Teeth, like fingerprints, are
unique. Even with a child who is losing and gaining teeth, a dental imprint gives accurate and important information
for identification purposes. Cheek cells in saliva provide DNA, which can uniquely identify anyone. Saliva provides a pure, exclusive
trace scent, which tracking dogs can use to find lost children. Amber Alert is in operation through¬out Michigan.
The color photo can be circulated by police to media throughout the state within two hours of an abduction. Fingerprints are a well known
tool for recovery and identification. A brief, videotaped interview is invaluable to an investigator.
The MICHIP interview captures the appearance, speech, mannerisms, and important personal characteristics of a child.
It is the cornerstone of the program.
WB Bernie Brewer PM3 734-231-4791 or firstname.lastname@example.org