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Greyhound Gives a Lift to Runaways — Back Home

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By with Michael R. Shannon
Saturday, 25 January 2020 06:29 AM Current | Bio | Archive

There is an extraordinary story from CNN this week.

First, it doesn’t involve President Trump.

Second, the story is a feel-good effort that doesn’t involve a protected class victim.

And third it puts a capitalist enterprise is a very positive light.

Even better the report doesn’t concern one of the leftist mega-corporations that hire expensive public relations outfits to showcase the company’s moral exhibitionism.

Nike and Target coming to mind.

No. This is a story about a salt of the earth company with which we doubt CNN reporters have ever done business.

The company? Greyhound Bus Lines. The feel-good effort?

Returning runaway children to their home free of charge.

Even better, this is not a one–off, generate-a-headline and go home effort.

According to CNN, "For over a decade, Greyhound Lines has partnered with the National Runaway Safelinean organization that seeks to keep runaway and homeless youth safe —to reunite young people with their families and guardians."

We particularly like the fact the program partners with the National Runaway Safeline and it provides a structure and follow-up with both the parent/guardian and the child.

The story elaborates:

"Before a young person begins their journey home, National Runaway Safeline says it works with them and their guardians to create a plan for their return and locates resources in the community that will be able to provide support once they are settled.

"After the family is reunited, group says it follows up to make sure the family member arrived home safely and provides additional resources."

The follow-up is important because the program doesn’t intend for the child to simply boomerang away to the streets after a short visit home.

Think long-term family reunification instead.

Naturally, some will try to scam the system, but Greyhound has implemented safeguards to make sure resources only go to genuine runaways who want to go home, "To get a free ticket home, a person between the ages of 12 and 21 must call the NRS helpline (1-800-RUNAWAY). They also must be named on a runaway report and be willing to return to their family. The family or guardian also needs to agree to receive them at home."

Even better, if the runaway is under the age of 15, Greyhound will provide a free ticket for the parent or guardian to pick the child up.

And the partnership understands that reunions are stressful situations and sometimes are not initially successful, so a child can utilize the system up to two times.

This is a great program.

We congratulate Greyhound for caring about families.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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