|WJZY/WWWB Honored For Work With Wal-Mart’s Missing Children Network|
WJZY-TV and WWWB-TV in Charlotte received special recognition for their work with Wal-Mart’s Missing Children’s Network through which the stations played a major role in the recovery of the 56th child reunited with his family through Wal-Mart’s network. The stations, UPN46 and WB55 respectively, were presented with the award during a ceremony on Thursday, November 8, at the Wal-Mart in Lincolnton, NC.
have been featured with 2,355 recovered. 57 of those recoveries are a direct result of our boards in the stores. Since Wal-Mart and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children formed the Missing Children’s Network in 1996, nearly 2,000 children have been recovered.
UPN46 and WB55 helped in the recovery of a 15 year-old boy who had been missing from his home in Bessemer City, North Carolina since November 2000. His picture was featured on Wal-Mart’s Missing Children’s Board in numerous locations. A customer recognized his photo at the Lincolnton, North Carolina Wal-Mart store and contacted local authorities. He was reunited with his family on July 12, 2001. He was the 56th child to be found through Wal-Mart’s program and the 7th to be reunited through the program in 2001.