Houston Community News >> Free Child I.D. Kit Day Hosted at Community National Bank in Bellaire, TX

6/21/2007 Bellaire, TX -- “Free Child I.D. Kit Day” will help kick off the National Night Out community crime prevention program Saturday, August 4, 9 a.m. to noon, at Community National Bank (CNB), 5123 Bellaire Boulevard at South Rice. The bank, along with the Bellaire Police Department, Bellaire Lions Club and McGruff, the Crime Dog, will distribute the free child identification kits to area families as a community service.
National Night Out will be held Tuesday, August 7.

The Free Child I.D. Kit Day, now in its sixth year, is geared to children from 2-1/2 years to early teens. The program will include children's on-site instant photos and fingerprinting for their families' records, as well as free lemonade and donuts.
"Over the past five years we've distributed hundreds of these kits to do our part to help protect the children of our community," said Community National Bank Chairman and CEO Randy Dobbs. "If you don't have a Child I.D. kit, we encourage you to come get one. And if you have one, we hope you will come update the photo, which should be done annually, according to law enforcement experts,” he said.

Preparing for “Free Child I.D. Kit Day” Sat., Aug. 4 are: (standing left to right) Community National Bank Chairman and CEO Randy Dobbs and Bellaire Lions Club President Surender Talwar, (seated) Bellaire Police Officer Daniel Kerr and Bellaire Young Mothers Club member Kelly Grubbs with her daughters, Gramme (left), and Sullivan (right).

Completed kits will contain pertinent identification data such as names and contact information of the child's friends and family, blood type, allergy information and DNA hair sample, in a compact, comprehensive, confidential and convenient format.

According to Bellaire Police Department Community Resource Officer Tim Quimby, having a recent photograph of the child is a major help to law enforcement in search efforts. He will be available to answer crime prevention questions.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Community National Bank, the only independent bank in the city of Bellaire, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The drive-through bank, 5235 Bellaire Boulevard at Ferris St., is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to noon. The FDIC insures the deposits of Community National Bank, an equal opportunity lender.

For further information on Community National Bank's Child I.D. community service program, call (713) 664-4777.