Oregon Stories

Rodney Stearns, Portland

(Nominated by Brenda Maxwell)
US Bancorp Tower
July 20, 2011

Rodney is the Founder of Text No More LLC and TextNoMore.com. TextNoMore.com allows community sponsors to offer rewards in the form of discounted merchandise and services in exchange for the individual’s commitment to take a stand against distracted driving by enabling the application that will not allow their cell phone to distract them while driving. In addition, by partnering with Association of Missing and Exploited Children’s Organization (AMECO) and the Oregonians Against Trafficking Human (OATH), the application also provides pictures and information on missing children each time the driver activates it. Every person using the application has undertaken the responsibility to be a safe driver in their community as well as a helping hand in the identification and rescue of missing loved ones.