Lerner & Rowe Gives Back Donates $5K to Help Search for Missing Youth
Our Las Vegas outreach team joins F.R.E.E. International, KlassKIDS, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and other organizations and volunteers for Nevada Child Seekers’ annual The BIG Search in Las Vegas. As with previous years, The BIG Search 2022 in Las Vegas occurs over SuperBowl weekend.
We are honored for the opportunity to participate in The BIG Search and offer a $5,000 gift that will be used to cover the costs of the three-day search and rescue event.
What Is The BIG Search?
The BIG Search is just that–a major search effort spread across the Las Vegas Valley as a means to help locate Nevada Child Seekers’ “Top 30” missing local youth. During the search, volunteers hit the streets in a grassroots effort to distribute booklets and baseball cards to locals and tourists that feature photos and other identifiable details of the missing youth.
These distribution efforts have proven to be optimal in helping to locate and assist missing and exploited youth in the Las Vegas area–not only those on the “Top 30” list. The information also helps to increase awareness of the local programs and organizations available to assist youth that may be in danger of exploitation and sex trafficking.
Statistics of Missing Youth in Southern Nevada
According to statistics provided by Nevada’s Missing Children Clearinghouse, over 8,000 children are reported missing each year in Nevada. Approximately 200 are considered endangered or abducted.
How You Can Help
Contact Nevada Child Seekers directly to learn more about how the agency assists families and law enforcement locate missing children in Las Vegas and across the country. Call 702-458-7009, email [email protected], or visit NevadaChildSeekers.org.