The NATSO Foundation announced that the truckstop and travel plaza industry now will be engaged in efforts to safely recover abducted children. In support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Amber Alert program, the NATSO Foundation will work with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as a secondary Amber Alert distributor. Amber Alerts containing information about abducted children now will be displayed at truckstops and travel plazas across the country.
As a secondary Amber Alert distributor, the NATSO Foundation will electronically distribute geographically targeted Amber Alerts to nearly 1,150 truckstop and travel plaza member locations across the country. The system is designed to deliver the potentially lifesaving alerts and updates to locations in the area of an abduction as soon as the NATSO Foundation is notified by NCMEC that an Amber Alert has been issued.
Truckstops and travel plazas will share the potentially life-saving alerts with their customers through electronic displays, posters and signage. The NATSO Foundation now will now feature the Amber Alerts on its Website, www.natsofoundation.org.
“The truckstop and travel plaza industry is proud to enlist its support in the work to safely recover abducted children,” says Lisa Mullings, NATSO Foundation president and chief executive officer. “There is no cause more important than the safety of a child.”