Landis Legion sponsoring walk for missing children
LANDIS — Landis American Legion will sponsor a Missing and Exploited Children Community Walk on Saturday, May 20, starting at 9:30 a.m.
The one-mile walk will begin at the post home, 412 N. Central Ave. Members hope to bring awareness to the problem of missing and exploited children. Roughly 2,000 children are missing every day and thousands more are exploited. Information will be given to help protect families.
Donations raised at the walk will go to the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (www.legion.org/childwelfare), which aims to contribute to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of children and youth and to improve their lives through projects and activities.
National Missing Children’s Day is May 25, the date that 6-year-old Ethan Patz of New York disappeared on his way to school in 1979. The day has been observed since 1983.
If you cannot walk, the Legion will accept donations sent to Landis American Legion Post 146, 412 N. Central Ave., Landis NC 28088. You may register for the walk beginning at 9 a.m. on May 20.
For more information, contact Timothy Nason, 704-637-3718; Martha Corriher, 704-798-3625; or Stephen Prymock, 704-658-5325.