Gordon Trucking of Pacific, Wash., is donating the use of its tractor-trailer rigs to Washington state to advertise large posters of missing children. The trucks will travel the nation’s highways in hopes that a commuter stuck in traffic will recognize one of the children.
The Washington State Patrol’s missing children division unveiled the first four trucks Friday, April 21 as part of its new “Homeward Bound” program. Two of the trucks will travel nationwide; two will drive up and down the West coast’s Interstate 5, as far south as California. Of the four children profiled on the trucks, three are family abductions and one is believed to be in danger.
The goal is to have 200 trucks bearing the faces of Washington state’s missing children. On any given day, there are 1,700 missing kids in the state.