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While students are now out-of-school, a question has emerged: should Daylight Savings Time re-launch as early as March, making morning skies dark til nearly 8 am? With school buses having to pick up students in the dark, the question Safe America has wondered is ‘is this safe?’ “Maybe it’s nice to have more light in the evening, but would children be at greater risk in the morning?” asked Safe America CEO Len Pagano. “We’re going to address this topic this November during our ‘Fall Forum’ – hoping that leaders can consider whether this is smart.” Pagano noted that there’s also an interest in making Daylights Savings Time ‘standard’ – meaning, it will remain intact during ALL Winter months (November – February). Political leaders are also debating whether states in New England may go on ‘Atlantic Time Zone’ with Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. More debates are anticipated over the coming months. For now, if you’re interested in sharing your thoughts, contact Safe America at (770)-973-SAFE.
With today’s Coronavirus crisis, many people stay online – or on TV – to learn what’s happening. Safe America has partnered with a new partner – Atlanta-based Company called Thought Horizon – to help get information on social media to save lives.Sander Biehn – the Founder and Inventor of its patented social media platform – has confirmed collaborating with Safe America to upload important content to Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn sites as well as sharing Safe America advice to families, parents and employers. “We’re honored to partner with Thought Horizon and to have Sander Biehn a new friend,” noted CEO Len Pagano. . “Social media is an important tool and using Thought Horizon will extend the speed and volume of content we share.” Pagano added that Safe America will offer non-profits a modest price to get more information ‘out there’ on their social media platforms, also (which can help in raising their donations). For details, contact Len Pagano at (770)-509-7958.
Safe America’s planned ‘Spring Symposium’ has been delayed due to Coronavirus. The reason for the postponement was the Federal Reserve Bank’s decision to shut down its Conference Center for the entire month of April to help avoid further flu cases. Foundation President & CEO Len Pagano thanked the Federal Reserve Bank for its safety precaution and noted that re-scheduling the Symposium for mid-June is now under consideration. Watch for more details that will be shared in the coming month on our website. And, for speakers, you can gain more information by contacting Joe Caprara at (770)-384-7937.
Thanks to a partnership with Cloud 9, Safe America is finalizing a smartphone app that can help people be aware of current health and safety issues while also relieving stress. Thanks to a series of meditative presentations, a person who fears the current Coronavirus crisis can ‘relax quicker,’ getting back to normal. Planned for release this spring, the Safe America app will also offer updates on Opioid solutions… and also tips on 5 topics of safety – from transportation to disasters; and from medical issues to public safety and community and online security. “We’re delighted to what Cloud 9 has done and are looking forward to offering this to both non-profit partners, corporations and individuals,” noted CEO Len Pagano. “With most people feeling stress right now, this app will offer comfort that you can carry with you wherever you are.” More discussion on this app will be posted in a future blog… with information available to Spring Symposium attendees. To register, contact Joe Caprara at (770)-384-7937.
Just like the rest of the country, the Safe America Foundation has been impacted by the recent Coronavirus. The Foundation’s driving school has interrupted its Driving School training for teens… to make sure they are ‘safe’ and healthy. At the same time, online content is being uploaded more frequently. “We’re working with Cloud 9 to unveil a new Safe America app – and help keep people up-to-date on safety and health issues,” noted Foundation CEO Len Pagano. “We’re also still ‘on go’ for our April 15 Spring Symposium and will keep everyone informed as things develop.” Safe America has also visited recently with COSEY Educational Center in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, to help students recover from the December 26 earthquake. “We’re seeing more firms and philanthropists wanting to help,” Pagano noted. “While travel is now being limited, we’ll continue our work – both online and on-the-phone – to do all we can to help thousands of young students.” Pagano saluted COSEY Founder Dr. Roque Diaz Tizol and INVEST Puerto Rico for its support. He added thanks to Luis Llompart from BDO Accounting Firm and noted his hope to grow collaboration and do more to help Puerto Rico this year.
Dr. Joxel Garcia, former Assistant Secretary of Health in President George Bush’s Administration and recent CMO of AMEX, has re-joined the Safe America Board of Directors. Dr. Garcia, who was Chairman of Safe America’s national board in 2011-15, will be overseeing new health and disaster programs, including ongoing work in the Caribbean. “We’re honored to have Dr. Garcia rejoin our Board,” noted CEO Len Pagano. “We look forward to assessing what can be done – with other for-profits – to address human trafficking, survive active shooter situations and help veterans.” Dr. Garcia is expected to be a featured speaker at the Dec. 9 “Fall Forum” at the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta. For tickets, contact Lynda Johnson at (770)-973-SAFE.
Thanks to San Francisco Executives Chris Weiss and John Lazar (on left) , Safe America is planning to launch ‘Vet Tran’ in California. Their goal: start with Yellow Cab Company and help Safe America transport veterans to VA Clinics or hospitals. Due to Coronavirus, we’re assessing how to help more. Watch SNN soon for more details.
The Safe America Foundation Provides a Variety of Programs and Services to Help Keep America Safe!