An Introductory Letter
is an educational program offered by ParentGrief, a non-profit corporation of Ohio. The organization was
formed by two sisters who had received the phone call that nightmares are made of. They each learned that
their children had died in an accident parimatch apk.
their grief into action they formed ParentGrief in 2007. Their first challenge was to find a faster way for law enforcement
to locate family members after an accident. It took law enforcement seven long hours to locate Linda after
her son’s accident. First responders have only the address on the drivers license to find family
members. Is someone always there?
Working with lawmakers and the Ohio BMV they passed House Bill 392 which was signed into law by Governor Strickland
on May 1, 2008. On September 8, 2008 the Ohio Next of Kin Database was launched by the BMV.
Ohio is one of the first states in the US to offer this service to its residents. Any holder
of a valid Ohio driver license, temporary permit or State ID card will now have the option of providing the name and
contact information of a person they wish to be notified should they be involved in an emergency.
The intent of our organization is to provide
education about the Ohio Next of Kin Registry to all citizens in Ohio. We will:
· Hold educational seminars at Ohio high schools and civic organizations
· Host a booth providing educational information of the Next of Kin Database at health fairs, community events, corporate
and association events
Bring laptops to sign people up on the spot
Provide forms and educational material as a “take away”
Communicate with Ohio employers about the importance of informing
their employees about the Ohio Next of Kin Registry
· Collaborate with Ohio public service agencies to provide educational materials for their client
We look forward to working
Linda Wuestenberg and LuAnn Grover
Co-Founders of ParentGrief