17-year-old Tommy Kelly disappeared on January 26, 1999.
A year and a half later, Tommy's body was recovered in
a 20'x30' patch of blackberry bushes. In his honor,
Tommy's parents, Tom and Vicki Kelly, and his sister
Dannielle, have created The Tommy Foundation.
This tax-exempt foundation addresses the issue of missing children by bringing this issue into the public's awareness in media, public presentations, a digital fingerprinting and photo child ID program, and empowering parents with information on what to do if their child is missing.
The Tommy Foundation believes in Activism Through Music - [Image Gallery], and toward this goal the foundation has been honored to have the following artists sign acoustic guitars to be publicly auctioned.
The Moody Blues, Crosby Stills Nash, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper orig. band members, Neal Smith and Dennis Dunway, Taj Mahal, Commander Cody, Elvin Bishop, Lydia Pense of Cold Blood, Huey Lewis and the News, B52's, Mike Love and Bruce Johnson - Beach Boys, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Pat Benatar, Neil Geraldo, Anne & Nancy Wilson-Heart, Grand Funk Railroad, The Whalers, FogHat, America, Insane Clown Posse, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, social activist Angela Davis, Earth Wind and Fire, Leon Russell. Ramblin Jack Elliot, Arlo Guthrie, Donovan, Bo Diddley, Roger McGuinn - Byrds, John Mayall, Dave Mason-Traffic, Senator John Kerry-Electra.
In cooperation with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children the foundation has been given permission, from Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, for use of the chorus from their song: I Know You're Out There Somewhere as the music for a Tommy Foundation public service announcement.