Friday, June 26, 2015

SafeAssured™ ID offers unique volunteer opportunities:

SafeAssured ID, a proactive safety program designed to provide emergency response and peace of mind to loved ones, is looking for volunteers.
If a child or senior goes missing, SafeAssured ID provides families with immediate, ready-to-broadcast information to the media and law enforcement that is unique to the missing person.
All information is privacy protected, secured for the family or guardian on an encrypted mini-CD. The CDs contain up to 10 digital fingerprints, a digital photograph, streaming video, an audio file for voice recognition and a specific personal description. Only law enforcement can access the private information.
Families receive a full-color photo ID card and a guidebook written in conjunction with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. They are able to print missing posters in English, French and Spanish from the CD.
SafeAssured ID is a project of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at the Volunteer Center of Racine County Inc. Volunteers who are 55 and older may become RSVP members eligible for mileage reimbursement and complimentary supplemental accident and liability insurance while volunteering. SafeAssured ID is a service of SafeAssured Solutions LLC in Wausau.
A SafeAssured ID kit was used several years ago when a 60-year-old man from Caledonia wandered away from home. Local law enforcement was able to broadcast the information on their proprietary network and worked with the family to print missing posters from the kit. The posters were ready for search crews as they arrived. The man was found unharmed within a few hours.
SafeAssured ID is made possible by the generosity of local businesses and foundations: Racine County Triad, Runzheimer Corp., Racine Community Foundation, Helen Bader Foundation, Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation, and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Racine. Some grants are specific to young people or seniors while other funds are unrestricted.
So far in 2015, the SafeAssured ID project has completed 193 kits at 11 events at senior fairs, assisted living centers and schools. In 2014, 759 kits were produced at 39 locations, including the Racine County Fair.
SafeAssured ID is administered by RSVP Outreach Coordinator David Voss, a retired lieutenant with more than 30 years of service with the Racine Police Department. Voss is looking for volunteers to work at the various venues where SafeAssured ID is offered. There are openings for data entry, videographers and fingerprinting.
Contact David Voss for more information on SafeAssured ID training dates and upcoming events: 262-886-9612; dvoss@volunteerracine.org. Visit the Volunteer Center’s website:www.volunteerracine.org/programs/safe-assured.


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