Monday, August 20, 2012

Every Monday Matters ~ Week 3

Make Today Matter...
HAVE AMBER ALERTS SENT TO YOU!!!

FACTS:

AMBER stands for
"America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response"
and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman 
who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas
then brutally murdered.
-76% of abducted children who are murdered are dead within
3 hours of the abduction and 88.5% are dead within 24 hours.
-336 children have been reunited with their
families because of AMBER Alerts.
-70% of people with cell phones are eligible to receive Wireless
AMBER Alerts as text messages.
-100% of computers can have the AMBER Alert ticker
downloaded onto them.
-AMBER Alerts are active in ALL 50 States.

TAKE ACTION TODAY:

1. Pay attention to AMBER Alert signs on the freeway or on TV.
2. Sign up to receive AMBER Alert text messaging on your cell phone.
3. Download the AMBER Alert ticker onto your computer.
4. If you see or receive an AMBER Alert signal, don't take it lightly. The perpetrator might be closer than you think.

YOU MATTER:

Protecting children from abduction and locating those who have been abducted is the twofold purpose of
AMBER Alerts.  They increase the number of people who can help locate an abducted child or
deter predators, and they have caused perpetrators to release the abducted child after hearing or seeing
the AMBER  Alert.  Remember, those first three hours are everything to that child and his or her family.
Your eyes and action could mean the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

LET'S HELP TO REUNITE THEM.

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