This has got to be one of the best uses of technology today – and just about everyone can get involved. From the website:
“Statistics show that the first three hours after an abduction are the most critical in recovery efforts. By signing up for wireless AMBER alerts you could play an integral role in the recovery of an abducted child.”
How it works is pretty simple. You go to the website https://www.wirelessamberalerts.org and sign up for a free account. You just enter your cell phone number and your zip code (it’s safe and your data remains private). Whenever there is a child abducted in that geographical area, you will receive a text message with all available information such as a description of the child and perhaps a description of the abductor, vehicle, etc. With hundreds of people in the vicinity of the abduction all aware of what is going on, the chances of spotting the child, and maybe saving a life, is greatly increased. And it costs you nothing. Go and sign up now!