Technology WILL Help
The last year has been very exciting for us as a family with the pending marriage of our oldest daughter, Sammie. The Wedding was last Saturday and it was beautiful – especially the Bride! Needless to say we are very proud parents – and John, her now husband, is an extremely lucky guy! (OK, I am prejudice)
And as you know, with Weddings, our family did not get smaller – I grew! It is a true Blessing when your family expands! I wholehearted believe in what Sammie’s new Mother-in-Law has beautifully displayed on her kitchen wall – ‘Families are like quilts, lives pieced together and bound by love.’ I believe the saying is by Renee Baker.
As I have reflected on what the last months have been about; the planning, the emotions, the anticipation – and of what was the start of Sammie’s new future – and as I start to refocus on our 911 CASPER System – Yes, I admit, I have been in a bit of a Wedding Bubble . . . . However now I can’t help also reflecting on one of the aspects of CASPER that I personally am most passionate about. CASPER’s AMBER Alerts.
It makes me so heartbroken to think about how many parents – of daughters and sons – who do not have the same privilege that Chuck, my four other children, and I have had with being a part of their child’s future. This just breaks my heart.
‘According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, roughly 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States — that’s roughly 2,000 per day.’ Go here to see information. This is just so surreal. Just the thought of this is enough to make you want to never let your child out of your sight.
We can do better.
With today’s technology, and I am extremely proud to call CASPER as part of that technology, we can respond quicker – we can notify the public quicker – we can bring that child home quicker.
That is my Prayer.
That is my Passion.
According to The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, ‘The first three hours are the most critical when trying to locate a missing child’ Go here to see more Key Facts. With CASPER’s technology, your Communities dispatcher or Emergency Manager (etc…) can INSTANTLY get a picture of the missing child up for your Community to help look for. Yes I said INSTANTLY! Think about that for a second – think about what an impact that will have. Your organization could be that impact.
A picture IS worth a thousand words – and CASPER can provide that picture to your Community and the surrounding Communities to get everyone who passes by involved – looking – helping – to let that child have a future.
Let’s get serious about your organizations future with donations.
Let’s get serious about being a part of bringing that child home so that their families can have the privilege of having a future with their child.
The sad part – it really shouldn’t be a privilege at all – every parent and family should just be able to EXPECT to have a natural future with their child or sibling.
Let’s make it happen. Let’s let everyone have the opportunity to have a larger quilt!
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