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.
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.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Missing Children USA Government Resources
A Family Survival Guide for when your child is missing
"I remember standing in the middle of the chaos thinking, I wish I had a book to tell me what to do." -- Colleen NickWhat is the Every Monday Matters program?
Monday used to be the least favorite day of the week, but that is changing. EMM is based on the idea that every Monday people can make a difference in their life and the lives of those around them. No matter how big or small the actions, they matter. And not only do people have the power to make change, they have a social responsibility to do so. Not out of guilt, but out of an appreciation for every living thing in the world. Together, each person can make a difference in the world and raise the collective consciousness, thereby creating a legacy worth participating in…one Monday at a time.
For more information about the EMM movement visit: http://www.everymondaymatters.com/