BePREPARED Not Scared
KopierNet President Ted Kolwicz said he wants to make a difference in the lives of veterans. So, he's joined the CEO Corps as a regional member, offering to raise funds through his firm.
Mr. Kolwicz noted that he's believe in Safe America for some time, having had his two sons complete our driving program.
"What motivated me to join the CEO Corps is trying to help those men and women who served our country overseas... and now have a need for a helping hand. Through Safe America, I'm confident we can make a difference here in Georgia - and then set-the-stage for doing more good in other states."
Mr. Merendino donated $5,000 in support of the program...plus helped raise an additional $450 through selling Aquafina water (that had been donated by Board Member Skip Vaughan, Regional Vice President for Pepsi Bottling Group).
"Tony's the kind of leader we have been looking for," said Foundation CEO Len Pagano. "He's compassionate - and really doesn't let up. Thanks to his involvement, we're off to a good start in building new support for our year-long effort to assist returning veterans... who in some cases are homeless."
Pagano noted that a meeting will be held March 5 at WSB-TV in Atlanta to look at further plans for the year. Atlanta Medical Center - which has donated space for the program - will be honored at the meeting, including Board member Lynne Scroggins.
This year, the Safe America Foundation has been working with a variety of veterans' organizations and the National Guard to assist our returning veterans as they transition to civilian life.
At the same time, we are also working with the Marcus Foundation and SoundByte to pay tribute to our fallen heroes. The following video tribute remembers Jeffrey W. Jordan, killed in Afghanistan in 2009 supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. It is one of a series of videos that Safe America is working to produce over the next year under the direction of the Marcus Foundation's Bill McLain.
Mike Haley, First Gentleman of South Carolina
View map depicting activities from coast-to-coast for National Preparedness Month. Be 'recognized' for what you're doing and compete for national recognition!!
Safety News Network Report for Winter2014
UPS® and the UPS Foundation have been named the recipient of the 2014 WorldSafe Award for Humanitarian Relief.
Teachers: Here's a free life planning workbook for youth 9-14. It focuses on how making safe choices can allow youth to follow their dreams.
The Safe America FoundationTM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit chartered in 1994, with headquarters in suburban Atlanta. The Foundation partners with corporate, governmental, public and private sector organizations, and other nonprofits to save lives by emphasizing safety education and emergency preparedness.
Other key goals include helping returning Veterans transition safely to civilian life and teaching safe driving techniques.