03 : Have AMBER Alerts sent to you

This is the third in a series of (hopefully) 52 posts related to the book Every Monday Matters. I'd love it if some other people wanted to go through the book with me. Contact me if you're interested.

This week it’s real easy, and really important.

Have AMBER alerts sent to you.

AMBER alert will let you know when a child has been abducted in your area, so that you can be on the lookout, and alert the authorities if you have any information.

AMBER stands for: America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response.

The system was created as a legacy for nine year old Amber Hagerman, who was abducted while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas.

She was later found brutally murdered.

Over 300 children have been reunited with their families because of the AMBER alert system.

You, can take action today.

Pay attention to AMBER alert signs on the highway or on TV.

Sign up to have AMBER alerts sent as a text message to your phone.

Or you can download the AMBER alert ticker and receive alerts right on your computer.

However you receive the alerts, the important thing is to take them seriously.

The predator may be closer than you think.

It’s very important to follow through and contact the authorities if you have any information about the predator.

AMBER alerts are active in all 50 states. It’s not difficult to sign up, and you can help save a child’s life.

It’s that easy…