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Why is NECMEC so important to me and Joe and why do we support them?
First off you may not even know too much of what NCMEC does, we really had no idea until Elizabeth Arthur, MD invited us to join Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa staff and friends at a Dish it Out Event in Rochester. This is an annual gala that raises awareness and funds for NCMEC. (We can tag both here on social)
Prior to going to this event we only knew a little bit about the center but by the time we left that evening, our hearts were aching even more for victims and families and quite frankly, we felt angry and wanted to do something to help in any way we could to get these predators caught and put into prison. Joe felt the same and he very quickly responded not only w/ monetary donations but also took on their website development and digital marketing and involved our webSURGE team as a company-wide charity. Joe is an advisory board member and serves the organization actively to this day. Our team not only works with the New York region, but supports the National Center with specialized web-application development to help make kids safe.
So, what does NCMEC do? They work w/ families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.
Keeping our kids safe is a real issue that isn’t talked about enough and gets our blood boiling so we try to participate as much as possible in supporting NCMEC. We need them more than ever to tackle such big issues in keeping our kids safe from predators online and offline. The center is constantly working to collect data, publishing research, helping law enforcement, providing materials for parents, supporting policies, & fighting harder than ever to save the missing and exploited children. But more needs to be done…NOW!
Please help out if you can.