Archive for Wednesday, October 22, 2008

De Soto Masons offering child ID processing

October 22, 2008

The Masons of Kansas will have a free child identification processing registration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm, 9210 Kill Creek Road in De Soto.

The identification process used will be the KsCHIP program adapted from the National Masonichip Foundation, made available through Masonic lodges in 20 states.

At the end of a 10-minute process, parents will be given an envelope containing a CD that can be shared with law enforcement authorities in the event of a child’s abduction or disappearance, as happens with nearly 2,000 children in the U.S. daily. Within minutes, the envelope’s contents of digital photograph, fingerprints, DNA swab, contact information and vital individual child information can be loaded into a computer from a police officer’s automobile and entered into the Amber Alert system, greatly aiding the recovery efforts of authorities..

Height charts and scales will be available to obtain current children’s current physical conditions.

All information is collected on site and provided to parents or guardians in a yellow envelope. The only item retained by the Kansas CHIP program is a signed permission slip.

For more information on the event or to make a donation or become a corporate sponsor, call the program’s chairman Daniel M. Brazzell at (913) 488-8761 or email him at daniel@kansaschip.org. To learn more about the program or locate future processing events, visit the program’s Web site at kansaschip.com.

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