We all know about Amber Alerts. The amazing way we can find out about missing children via TV and freeway signs. But did you know that you can get those alerts even faster? You can sign up easily with your wireless provider.
This is an amazing idea. The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children has written the following on their site:
Sign up for Wireless AMBER Alerts â„¢
The first three hours after a child is abducted are the most critical to recovery efforts1. Wireless AMBER Alertsâ„¢, an initiative of NCMEC and the wireless industry, have the potential to reach more than 242 million wireless subscribers with information to help bring abducted children home quickly and safely.
Wireless subscribers capable of receiving text messages and those whose providers participate in the initiative can sign up to receive free text message alerts in one of three easy ways:
- Text AMBER followed by a space and five-digit ZIP code to AMBER (26237)
(available for most eligible wireless subscribers);
- Visit www.wirelessamberalerts.org; or
- Register on your carrierâ€™s Web site.
These subscribers become the eyes and ears of law enforcement when a child has been abducted.
If you see a missing child, CLICK HERE to report the sighting. Here are some FAQ that you might have. If you would like to financially help the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children you can DONATE via phone, mail, online, or even donating your car are just a few ways you can help.
But to do something NOW, sign up with the wireless service and you could be someones hero today!