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WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 28
WHERE: Chimborazo Park, 3215 East Broad Street
BACKGROUND: For the second year in a row, The Richmond Police Department is partnering with Toni Jacobs, mother of Keeshae Jacobs, to hold the second annual Richmond Missing Persons Day Rally.
This event is in response to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proclamation designating April 29 Virginia Missing Persons Day establishing the Commonwealth’s commitment to “ensuring the safety and well-being of its citizens.”
“It breaks my heart to know that so many children and adults are missing in our area,” said Toni Jacobs. “I don’t wish this kind of heartache on anyone. It’s time to show our support for the families whose loved ones have gone missing, and let them know they have not been forgotten.
Jacobs’ daughter, Keeshae, was last seen on Sept. 26, 2016
Richmond Police officers will also be present and will provide educational materials addressing concerns and information to help keep loved ones safe.
“We want people to walk away with a message,” said Officer Carol Adams, “We’re hoping that by providing tools on how to stay safe, members of our community will be more aware.”
The general public is invited to participate and honor those who are missing. Several speakers are scheduled to appear. There will be food, music, and activities.
For more on this, you can also check out this article! The Ashanti Alert, as it has been nicknamed, will be a local, regional or statewide notification of a critically missing adult whose whereabouts are unknown, who is believed to have been abducted and whose disappearance poses a credible threat to his or her health and safety.
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