National Missing Children’s Day Event

Pennsylvania Emergency Response Center  to call attention to missing children in the Commonwealth


(May 16 — Pittsburgh, PA) — The recently launched Pennsylvania Emergency Response Center (PennERC) will be available on May 25 to answer questions about missing children.

The event coincides with National Missing Children’s Day.  

“The importance of our participation is not about us,” said Ellen Reed, PennERC’s Director of Youth Advocacy. “Rather, it’s ensuring that parents, grandparents and family members learn more about protecting the youngest members of our society.”

During the event, which runs from 6:00-8:00 p.m., PennERC board members and volunteers will share information about missing children.

The Cornell Youth Baseball Association has provided space for the PennERC team. They will be at Ronald Bliwas Field, 1093-1099 1st Ave., Coraopolis. A limited number of balloons will be available for children.

According to the Child Find of America (CFA), roughly 2,300 children are considered missing everyday in the United States. CFA reported that approximately 35 percent of children in one year were between 6 and 11 years of age. 

“This is more than a Pennsylvania problem,” Reed said. “Every family in every city across the country wants nothing more than to keep their children safe.”

For more information about PennERC’s involvement in National Missing Children’s Day, please contact Trevor Reed at (412) 857 4727

PennERC was launched in early 2022. To learn more about the non-profit organization, please go to


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