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Phoenix, AZ, United States, 2008/10/22 - AmberAlert.com and Bashas' supermarkets have joined together to encourage customers to "be on the lookout" for missing children by receiving AMBER alerts on their cell phones through AmberAlert.com.
Arizona residents who shop at any Bashas' supermarket will soon be seeing paper grocery bags with instructions on how to receive AMBER alerts on their cell phones through AmberAlert.com.
A message encouraging customers to "be on the lookout" comes from a community alliance between the local, family-owned grocery chain and AmberAlert.com, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based abduction alerting facilitator.
"We're proud to partner with a community-based organization that looks out for Arizona families," said Kristy Nied, Bashas' director of communications. "Working with AmberAlert.com was a natural fit for us."
AmberAlert.com VP of Corporate Alliances, Matthew Brammer, said, "Bashas' has always invested in the community, and this is another example of how they are more than just the 'store down the street.' They care about families and children, and are willing to educate and encourage participation in this critical public safety program."
Since 2004, AmberAlert.com has worked diligently to help protect families nationwide. Our Law Enforcement Alerting Portal is the central resource used to issue AMBER Alerts in 14 percent of the states across the country, and our website, AmberAlert.com, provides a hub for posting alerts from the remaining states. The portal is a public service provided exclusively through the generous support of corporate sponsors and private donors.
About Bashas' Supermarkets
Bashas' (bashas.com) is an Arizona-based, family-owned and -operated grocery chain known for its made-from-scratch bakery items, full-service butcher shop, fresh produce and award-winning deli meals. Bashas' was established in 1932 and has given more than $100 million back to the communities it serves.
AmberAlert.com Contact: Matthew Brammer, 602-385-1602 x202 or mbrammer[.]amberalert.com
Bashas' Contact: Susy Ferra, 480-895-53357 or sferra[.]bashas.com