MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. - One week after a pilot program which uses coasters to generate leads in missing person cases was announced, demand is huge.
"Coasters for Hope" began on Thursday in the Capital Region. The program distributes coasters with photos and information about seven local missing persons to restaurants and taverns.
Last week, 5,000 coasters were sent to local businesses to begin the program. However, four days later the program kicked off full implementation of 50,000 coasters.
Program partner Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R, C, I- Glenville) said "The overwhelming demand for the Coaster for Hope is a testament to how many caring and compassionate small businesses owners we have in the Capital Region."
Each drink coaster has a number where people can anonymously call or text a tip to law enforcement about a missing person's case.
The Coasters for Hope are featuring the following Capital Region missing persons:
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