- AMBER stands for “America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response” and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and then brutally murdered.
- 76% of abducted children who are murdered are dead within 3 hours of the abduction, 88.5% are dead within 24 hours, and 99% are dead within 7 days.
- 443 children have been reunited with their families because of AMBER Alerts.
- Nearly 100% of 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
- Pay attention to AMBER Alert signs on the freeway or on TV.
- Sign-up to receive AMBER Alert text messaging on your cell phone.
- Download the AMBER Alert Ticker onto your computer.
- If you see or receive an AMBER Alert, don’t take it lightly. The perpetrator might be closer than you think.
i didnt know that 443 children have been reunited with their families due to amber alerts - even 1 is amazing, but that number is staggering and motivating. so i added a ticker at the bottom of my blog and signed up for the amber alerts. could you imagine if we all had this how hard it would be for a perp to get away with kidnapping? something to think about....