NBC Nightly News aired a profile of the Mechanical Service Contractors of America’s (MSCA) “Project Home Again” program on its Friday, July 27th broadcast.
Project Home Again was featured in NBC’s “Making a Difference” segment, and highlighted MSCA STAR contractor HMC Service Company, Louisville, KY, and how its participation in the program is effecting the community.
The two-minute segment showed HMC trucks as they traveled throughout Louisville. NBC correspondent Mike Boettcher reported on the program and told viewers, “These magnetic posters only cost about 10 bucks a piece, pretty inexpensive. But they are a fortune in assistance to the families of the missing and they are having an impact.”
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 more than two and a half years and, her mother said, and 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 commented.
“The NBC story reminds us that Project Home Again is an important endeavor that directly affects your local community,” says Turchetta. “It’s easy, simple and can mean the difference in reuniting a missing child with his or her family. 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 additional information on Project Home Again visit the website: www.projecthomeagain.com.
Contractors with information on a missing child are asked to visit the NCMEC web site, at www.missingkids.com for reporting details.