Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Missing Persons Awareness month

Dear Mr Jones, We have chosen to mark May, which is Missing Persons Awareness month, by launching a re-designed leaflet promoting the Service.

Please find attached a copy of The Salvation Army Family Tracing Service information leaflet which we are circulating to every MP for use with her/his constituents.

As you may know, we deal with thousands of requests for help in the search for a missing relative. The Family Tracing Service sees 89% of its cases make successful contact with loved ones after months or years apart. Each year, over 16,000 members of families are reunited with the help of our team of dedicated caseworkers. However, there are occasions when the search is unable to trace the missing relative, or results in the sad news that the person is no longer alive. It is in these cases where the new act will be particularly helpful, allowing surviving relatives to deal with the affairs of their loved one more easily, without causing further distress at an already painful time.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With my warmest regards,
Gareth Wallace

Gareth Wallace
Public Affairs Adviser
The Salvation Army
Public Affairs Unit
101 Newington Causeway
LondonSE1 6BN
Direct Line: 020 7367 4558
Switchboard: 020 7 367 4500