Next Of Kin Registry Sets Launch Date for Historic 50 State US Campaign, Followed by International Campaigns

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ROTA will become the first and largest ever US campaign to register an individual's next of kin or emergency point of contact in 50 states and over 250 U.S. cities nationwide.

If for whatever reason, be it a car accident, medical mishap or some sort of disaster you were left unconscious, would the police or medical service attendants know how to get a hold of your next of kin? Would the caretakers of your children know who to contact if you did not show up to pick up your kids?

On November 19th in San Diego, California, The National Next of Kin Registry (NOKR) will launch the organizations grassroots campaign called Reach Out To America (ROTA). ROTA will become the first and largest ever US campaign to register an individual's next of kin or emergency point of contact in 50 states and over 250 U.S. cities nationwide. NOKR will visit five plus cities in each state. Our goal is to educate and provide the NOKR service to individuals, families, Native Americans, seniors, disabled citizens and homeless individuals in rural areas of America. NOKR will emphasize on helping those who do not have direct media or internet access and establishing an alliance with the local authorities, civic and tribal leaders.

Many people think that if they are carrying a driver's license or identification card, authorities will know who their emergency contact is in case someone is missing, injured or deceased. Often times though, the information is not current or readily available and it becomes very difficult to locate next of kin.

NOKR would like to ask individuals to safeguard themselves and their family. Disasters and terrorism can strike at any time. NOKR is a high-speed solution to locating an individuals Next Of Kin in urgent situations internationally. This service is designed to help if you or your family member is missing, injured or deceased. NOKR is a free service to the public as well as the Local and State agencies using the search service.

How does the system work? You can safely and securely register electronically via the internet at or by mail or fax with a paper registration form. NOKR is an archiving system that allows you to safely store minimal but vital contact information that is ONLY accessible by registered local, state and federal emergency agencies in the event of urgent need.

NOKR has had tremendous success on the national level and now on the international level. NOKR is a steadfast organization dedicated to bridging the information gap between the public and the registered agencies. NOKR's nonprofit free service provides these agencies assistance in the rapid location for those who have registered their next of kin or emergency point of contact. We should mention there is no other service like NOKR that is available anywhere internationally.

Many unfortunate accidents happen each day to individuals in our society and many of them do not have information, which could lead to expeditious family location. NOKR is beneficial in many ways. In the unique and changing climate we currently live in, unfortunately tragedies such as 9/11, the Southeast Asian tsunami or even more recently the London bombing, has reminded us about our vulnerability and the importance of family.

NOKR has also recently been introduced to the 109th congress as a resource for Hospitals nationally as part of the Elaine Sullivan Act H.R. 2560.

NOKR will provide services not “if” a tragedy should occur, not “if” a disaster should happen and in this day in age not “if” terrorism disrupts our lives but “when” these events come about.

For more information and recent news please visit NOKR at

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