Greenfield, Ind.—Every year over 2,000 children are reported missing across the country. Right now the are 568 reported children in Indiana alone.
In an effort to raise money to help find missing children, All Occasions Hair Salon in Greenfield is taking part in the Nationwide Cut-a-Thon with the proceeds going to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The funds will assist law enforcement with more than 148,000 active missing persons cases in the country.
Connie Walden is the Co-Owner of All Occasions. She says, "each dollar raised counts. It goes to paying for missing children posters, and outreach programs, commercials. Why wouldn't you want to give to such a noble cause."
On the wall of the salon are photos of missing children from communities in and around Greenfield. Missing kids like Bryan Vizuet, an endangered runaway last seen in April, 1993 or Sydney Slinkard, a possible family abduction victim from 15 years ago.
"As a Mom this is so important. I look at all the missing kids in our area and it shocks me." says Dawn Wooden-Brown, the other co-owner of All Occasions Hair Salon. She says she organized this event to give back to the community.
"I can't imagine what it must be like to have a missing child so anything we can do to help fund a cause that will help find those kids is something I can support."
The event takes place Wednesday, May 19th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at All Occasions Hair Salon, located 1040 N. State Street Greenfield, IN 46140.