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Texas Center for the Missing’s Top 5 Pressing Needs are:
1. Century Club Members and Volunteer Heros (centerforthemissing.org/give/century-club/): The Century Club was formed as a means for individuals to provide sustaining and recurring gifts on a monthly or yearly basis to ensure TCM's life-saving programs are available to the most at-risk populations of the missing. TCM is searching for a volunteer Hero who is passionate about this program to enhance incentives, promote the program, and set an example as a philanthropic leader.
2. To offset Internet Safety Train-the-Trainer program costs, Flashdrives of 3 GB or larger are needed.
3. With a very small staff of 4 (1 part-time and 2 full-time employees), a volunteer with extensive Special Events management experience would be a transformational asset to ensure our Golf Tournament and Gala remain professionally orchestrated. This volunteer would be the Troubleshooter at our fundraising events.
4. A Data Management Coordinator is needed to design, capture, and report results from feedback data. This data would be used to report results to funders and community partners on the effectiveness of TCM programs and services. Funding for this capacity building role is critical.
Awareness of the Amber Alert, missing children and elderly, as well as the Silver Alert is on the rise. However, most individuals – including law enforcement -- are unaware of the prerequisites required to activate an Amber Alert or a Silver Alert (the emergency alert for adults battling dementia). Texas Center for the Missing receives no government funding for these life-saving programs nor for the administration of Houston’s Regional Amber Alert System.
Texas Center for the Missing staff members are committed to serving our community 24 hours per day and 7 days per week in anticipation of the 3 AM phone call asking for help. However, we must rely upon the generosity and support of local citizens and the private sector to continue the highest level of service that Houston deserves.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.