AMBER Alert Awareness Day
Today is AMBER Alert Awareness Day and we are happy to announce the launch of the @AMBERAlert Twitter feed. Between Mar. 30 and June 30, 2013 Twitter had 49.2 million average monthly active users in the United States. @AMBERAlert will mobilize this large network to help rapidly and safely recover endangered missing children.
Increasing the reach of rapid notifications
An 8-year-old from Ohio is abducted by his non-custodial father. An AMBER Alert is activated. A group of friends receives rapid notification of the AMBER Alert on their cell phones. They see the listed vehicle and call 911. The abductor is arrested and the child safely rescued.
An 8-month-old child is abducted from his home in Minnesota while his mother was in the shower. An AMBER Alert is activated. A teenager receives rapid notification of the AMBER Alert on her cellphone. She sees the vehicle and calls 911. The abductor is arrested and the child safely rescued.
A 16-year-old girl in California is abducted and her family murdered. An AMBER Alert is activated. A group of people five states away encounters the child and abductor while hiking. When they return home they receive rapid notification of the AMBER Alert on TV. They recognize the child and call 911. After a massive search effort the child is safely rescued.
By following @AMBERAlert on Twitter you are increasing your opportunity to help save a child. Not only will you receive notification of an AMBER Alert on your Twitter feed, you’ll have the opportunity to share the alert with all of your followers.
Spread the word
As always, the more eyes on a missing child’s photo, the better the chances someone will recognize him or her. Share news about AMBER Alert on Twitter by clicking on the Tweet button below.