The holidays tug at the heartstrings and often remind people of how important family really is, and Greyhound wants to make sure families have a chance to be reunited.

Again this year Greyhound Bus Lines want everyone to know they are teamed up with the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) to offer runaway kids a free ticket home to get back with their families or guardians, if they choose so. The program,called the “Home Free” program, helps around 400 kids and teens every year who have run away get a free ride home with Greyhound  anywhere in the U.S.

"To be eligible for a Greyhound ticket home, the child has to call the NRS helpline, be between 12 and 21 years old, be named on a runaway report and be willing to be reunited with their family (and vice versa)," according to Greyhound.

The program was founded in 1987, and along with the NRS hopes to reunite as many families as it can. The NRS phone hotline was founded in 1971 and operates 24-hours a day 365 days a year.

If you happen to be or know someone that needs assistance, the toll-free number is to call is  1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929). For more information on the National Runaway Safeline click here.

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