Laura Recovery Center receives donated Prius
Toyota recently donated a Prius to the Laura Recovery Center as part of its "100 Cars for Good" program.
The Aug. 16 event took place at the Toyota center, 1510 Polk St. At the event the Laura Recovery Center received a Prius from Toyota to help them in their mission of preventing abduction and runaways, as well as recovering missing children. Bob and Gay Smither, the founders of the LRC, were joined by local law enforcement, representative from Toyota, volunteers and parents of missing children to receive the car.
The LRC, located in Friendswood, will use the car to travel to different schools and educate them about personal safety. The addition of the vehicle will allow the group to expand its Safe Kids Are Taught Early program and speak with more students.
The center was started by the Smithers after their daughter was abducted and found dead. The LRC is committed to helping families recover missing children and educating children on the importance of personal safety. It has helped 1,500 families, organized 100 ground searches in 16 states and educated 3,200 police officers, according to a press release. All the services and programs the Laura Recovery Center offers are free.
For more information about the LRC, visit www.lrcf.org.
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