Raising awareness on Missing Children’s Day

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ANTIGO (WAOW) — May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day. While a child making it home certainly brings hope to a community, Hope Berg said it’s important to remember there are still missing children right here in Wisconsin.

Hope’s daughter, Kayla Berg, was reported missing a decade ago. Hope has stayed active in raising awareness about Kayla and other missing children. Hope spent the last four days in Washington D.C. participating in a round table on missing children.

“Having someone that has gone through this, or is going through this, they understand where you’re coming from a lot better,” Hope said. “People can say ‘oh, i’m sorry, we understand, we’re here for you,’ but they really don’t just completely get it.”

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, there are currently 52 missing children in Wisconsin.

If a child goes missing, the Department of Justice advises you to call law enforcement right away. The department also encourages communities to pay attention to amber alerts. The alert system has helped to recover over 900 children.

Shannon Hoyt

Shannon Hoyt

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