BePREPARED Not Scared
Soldiers at war anticipate few events so much as returning home to family, friends, and a sense of peace. Yet for many, peace eludes them as they begin new battles with visible and non-visible wounds, such as post-traumatic stress, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, traumatic brain injuries, and social isolation. All of which can have devastating effects on close relationships.
This spring, the Safe America Foundation with assistance from Atlanta Medical Center and others has launched the "Welcome Home, Heroes!" Veteran Transitional Assistance Program. This program aims to help guide metro Atlanta Veterans and their families through the challenges they face in the transition from warrior to civilian life.
With all the cold weather around the United States, it's hard to believe that it's almost spring. Soon concerns about Polar Vortex will give way to Severe Weather, Flood and Tornado Watches and Warnings. This week is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week and an excaellent time to ask: "Am I ready"?
Before storms strike, take steps to makie sure that you and your family are prepared for severe weather. These include developing a family communications plan, putting an emergency kit together, keeping important papers and valuables in a safe place, getting involved to make your community safe and teacing your family to "Text First. Talk Second." when letting people know they're safe.
Safe America President and CEO Len Pagano spent the last two days visiting at Argonne National Labs near Chicago, learning what the research center is doing to mitigate the effects of disasters. Pagano met with Co-Director Ed Tanzman on ways that Safe America can collaborate on national and regional disaster readiness. During discussions at the Federal research facility, Pagano was also shown new online tools that Argonne Labs is developing for post-disaster management.
Your support is important in helping confront emerging safety issues and forge a safer world.
When you sign up for a our VISA card from Capital One, they will donate $50 to Safe America after your first purchase of any amount.
We invite you to join and help us better prepare Americans to handle emergencies. Join the two million Americans who've already pledged to drill.
Safe America's WorldSafe Network offers resources to help keep international communities safe. Includes infromation on our 5-4-0 Haitian Multi-Patry Emergency Notification system.
Safe America CEO blogs on meeting with Argonne National Labs Co-Director Ed Tanzman, regarding collaboration on national and regional disaster readiness.
A free life planning workbook for youth 11-14. It focuses on how making safe choices can allow you to follow your dreams.