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Project Home Again was featured in NBC’s “Making a Difference” segment and highlighted MSCA STAR contractor HMC Service Co. of Louisville, Ky. The two-minute segment showed how the Project Home Again program works by filming HMC trucks as they traveled throughout Louisville. It also covered how the company’s participation in the program is positively affecting its community.
“These magnetic posters only cost about 10 bucks a piece, pretty inexpensive,” said Mike Boettcher, NBC award-winning correspondent, while reporting the story.
“But, they are a fortune in assistance to the families of the missing and they are having an impact.”
During the broadcast, Wayne Turchetta, vice president of HMC Service and chairman of MSCA’s board of managers, and HMC technician Eric Connelly discussed the importance of Project Home Again to their community and their company.
Becky Haueter, the mother of a missing Louisville child, who is currently displayed on Project Home Again posters on HMC trucks, was also interviewed.
Haueter’s daughter Amy has been missing for over two and one-half years and according to her mother, the assistance of others has been priceless.
“It’s very heartwarming to know that there are people who don’t know me, they don’t know my family, and have never met my daughter, but they care enough to try and help.”
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) president and CEO Ernie Allen, who also appeared in the story, believes this program is truly making a difference.
“These posters are generating leads, they’re providing information that law enforcement can pursue,” Allen said.
“The NBC story reminds us that Project Home Again is an important endeavor that directly affects your local community. It’s easy, simple, and can mean the difference in reuniting a missing child with his or her family,” noted Turchetta.
“One of the questions I had posed to me by one of my technicians was, ‘Why aren’t more people doing this?’ I don’t know. They should be.”
For more information, visit www.projecthomeagain.com.
Publication Date: 08/20/2007