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Updated Press Release for News Conference on Sept. 27, 2018

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SAFEAMERICA Leases ATL Kiosk to ‘Inform Travelers’ of Human Trafficking, Opioid and Other Safety Issues

SafeAmerica’s #1 Goal: Save Lives, Advance National Agenda (Including End Daylight Savings by Labor Day; Keep Kids Off ‘Un-Air-Conditioned School Buses during August)

Written by Len Pagano; cell: 770-509–7958; len.pagano@safeamerica.org 

Atlanta, GA – The Safe America Foundation will hold a news conference at the State Capitol on Thursday, September 27, at 11:00 am to announce plans to launch several initiatives this fall to rescue young women and men from human trafficking while helping veterans and opioid victims get to medical treatment centers.

During its News Conference, Safe America will unveil its first ‘HUMANS Care’ transport vehicle (photo at right) donated by AMR (American Medical Response). The Foundation will also unveil plans to open an information kiosk at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport starting Nov. 1 that will inform travelers of signs of women and men being ‘victimized’ for sex.

Support for the programming has grown this summer, with attendees including State and Metro Leaders such as Georgia Public Service Commission Vice Chairman Tim Echols, Clayton County Chairman Jeff Turner and State Representatives Paulette Rakestrawand Michael Smith.  Also expected are: DeKalb County Commissioners Gregory Adams and Larry Johnson; State Senator Kay Kirkpatrick and State Senator Ed Harbison plus Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom’s Senior Fellow, Ouleye Warnock.

The event will take place at the Georgia State Capitolin the South Wing located near the main rotunda.

“Solving human trafficking – and help opioid addicts and human trafficking victims get to medical facilities is a major problem,” noted Safe America CEO Len Pagano. “With more than 1,500 people a month unable to get to hospitals, we’ll help take a role in improving transportation and educating the public on what to look for when they’re out on-the-street.”

Pagano noted that Safe America’s ‘HUMANS Care’ program is growing a collaborative partnership with organizations including Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Veterans Administration,youthSpark, American Medical Response, WellStar Atlanta Medical CenterFulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority.

Among individuals who have helped kick off the HUMANS Care program are: Kim Ryan, President of WellStar Atlanta Medical Center (AMC); Terence Ramotar, Regional Director of AMR; DeKalb County Super Commissioner Gregory Adams; Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairman Mike Boyce; Dr. Joshua Murfree, COO of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) and Jennifer Swain, Executive Director of youthSpark.

“We value our partnership with Safe America and we appreciate the recognition for our efforts to support safer and healthier communities throughout the many systems we serve in Georgia,” said Terence Ramotar, Regional Director for AMR. “As part of our collaboration, we are pleased to donate the HUMANS Care transport vehicle as a way to get more help to more people, which is what AMR is all about.”

In addition to the fighting human trafficking, Safe America will announce a study on the potential of Georgia (and other states)ending Daylight Savings Time by Labor Day; and, delaying the start of the school year in 2019-20 until early September (to reduce heat exposure on school buses and early morning ‘transportation’ in the dark). Both topics will be part of the November 2 ‘Fall Forum’ at the Federal Reserve Bank as well as the November 17  “Brain Camp” at the Delta Flight Museum. Safe America is also launching a ‘Safe South’ initiative, with Clayton County Chairman Jeff Turner heading the organization.

“Safety has grown to be the #1 issue every day – everywhere,” noted Pagano. “We need to redefine decisions – from how early to start the school year to making sure kids don’t have to walk in the dark to catch a school bus. These and other issues – like teaching how to survive active shooters and having Boy and Girl Scouts receive more training – can be as important as investing $60 million in tax dollars (currently being discussed by gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp).”

As to human trafficking: it has become a top issue for Atlanta, with the 2019 Super Bowl – being held at the Mercedes Benz Stadium – viewed as a ‘key attraction’ at having more juveniles brought to Atlanta for ‘sexual pleasure.’ Today, human trafficking is considered a modern day slavery, touching every corner of the globe. This multi-billion criminal enterprise is the fastest growing crime in the world. Human trafficking involves both commercial sexual exploitation and labor servitude. The average age of entry for victims is 12-14 years old.  One of the goals of the Safe America Foundation is to work towards ending this crime, as well as helping others with opioid addictions and veterans with PTSD. The Foundation will discuss this and other topics on November 2 at the Federal Reserve Bank. For more information on the conference, visit https://trainingforglobalsafety.org.

Angie HaddadUpdated Press Release for News Conference on Sept. 27, 2018
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SAFE AMERICA Plans ATL Kiosk to ‘Inform Travelers’ of Human Trafficking, Opioid and Other Safety Issues

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Safe America’s #1 Goal: Save Lives, Advance National Agenda (Including End Daylight Savings by Labor Day; Keep Kids Off ‘Un-Air-Conditioned School Buses in August)

Atlanta, GA – September 26, 2018 – The Safe America Foundation will hold a news conference at the State Capitol on Thursday, September 27, at 11:00 am to announce plans to launch several initiatives this fall to rescue young women and men from human trafficking while helping veterans and opioid victims get to medical treatment centers.

During its News Conference, Safe America will unveil its first ‘HUMANS Care’ transport vehicle, donated by AMR (American Medical Response). The Foundation will also share its leasing a kiosk space that will help inform travelers of signs of women and men being victimized for sex.

The press conference will include State and Metro Leaders such as Georgia Public Service Commission Vice Chairman Tim Echols, Clayton County Chairman Jeff Turner and  State Representatives Paulette Rakestraw and Michael Smith.

The event will take place at the Georgia State Capitol in the South Wing located near the main rotunda.

“Through collaborative partnerships with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Veterans Administration, youthSpark, American Medical Response, WellStar Atlanta Medical CenterFulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, we are working to provide special services to many who are vulnerable and alone in our community,” said Len Pagano, CEO of the Safe America Foundation.

Among those expected to speak or be recognized will be Kim Ryan, President of the WellStar Atlanta Medical Center (AMC); Terence Ramotar, Regional Director of AMR; DeKalb County Super Commissioner Gregory Adams; Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairman Mike Boyce; Dr. Joshua Murfree, COO of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) and Jennifer Swain, Executive Director of youthSpark.

“We value our partnership with Safe America and we appreciate the recognition for our efforts to support safer and healthier communities throughout the many systems we serve in Georgia,” said Terence Ramotar, Regional Director for AMR. “As part of our collaboration, we are pleased to donate the HUMANS Care transport vehicle as a way to get more help to more people, which is what AMR is all about.”

In addition to the human trafficking issue, Safe America will announce its exploring a discussion on ending Daylight Savings Time by Labor Day and holding up the public school year until then to reduce heat exposure on school buses and early morning transportation in the dark. Both topics will be part of the November 2 Fall Forum at the Federal Reserve Bank as well as the November 17 Brain Camp at the Delta Flight Museum.

“Safety has grown to be the #1 issue every day – everywhere,” noted Pagano. “We need to redefine decisions – from how early to start the school year to making sure kids don’t have to walk in the dark to catch a school bus.”

As to human trafficking: it has become a top issue for Atlanta, with the 2019 Super Bowl – being held at the Mercedes Benz Stadium – viewed as a ‘key attraction’ at having more juveniles brought to Atlanta for sexual pleasure.

Today, human trafficking is considered a modern day slavery, touching every corner of the globe. This multi-billion criminal enterprise is the fastest growing crime in the world. Human trafficking involves both commercial sexual exploitation and labor servitude. The average age of entry for victims is 12-14 years old.

One of the goals of the Safe America Foundation is to work towards ending this crime, as well as helping others with opioid addictions and veterans with PTSD. The Foundation will discuss this and other topics on November 2 at the Federal Reserve Bank. For more information on the conference, visit https://trainingforglobalsafety.org.

About the Safe America Foundation

Safe America is a 501 (c) – 3 non-profit begun in 1994. The organization is focused on becoming the country’s leading ‘voice for safety,’ partnering with corporate, governmental, and other non-profits to respond to emerging health and safety issues nationwide.

Its agenda focuses in five key areas – transportation, disaster resiliency, community safety (including youth education, aiding returning veterans), cyber security/techological safety and global concerns (including eradicating  human trafficking and environmental safety).

The Foundation’s supporters include C-level executives who are members of a ‘CEO Network’ to support and sustain initiatives to protect America’s most important asset: human life.

Media Contact: A. Haddad

Safe America Foundation

770-314-9272 mobile

Angie.Haddad@safeamerica.org

 

 

 

 

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Media Advisory – News Conference: Sept 27, 2018

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MEDIA ADVISORY 

WHAT: The Safe America Foundation will hold a news conference at the Georgia State Capitol to announce initiatives to rescue women and men from human trafficking, while helping veterans and opioid victims get to medical treatment centers.

During its news conference, Safe America will unveil its first ‘HUMANS Care’ transport vehicle, donated by AMR (American Medical Response). The Foundation will also share its news of leasing a kiosk space at Hartsfield-Jackson International airport that will help inform travelers on human trafficking. It will also address safety concerns regarding Daylight Savings Time and school bus safety in Georgia.

The press conference will include state and metro leaders such as Georgia Public Service Commission Vice Chairman Tim Echols, Clayton County Chairman Jeff Turner and State Representatives Paulette Rakestraw and Michael Smith.

WHEN:          Thursday, September 27 at 11:00am

WHERE:       Georgia State Capitol; South Wing

 WHO:            Speakers, officials and representatives from the collaboration will include:

Facts on Human Trafficking:

Human trafficking is considered a modern day slavery, touching every corner of the globe. This multi-billion criminal enterprise is the fastest growing crime in the world. Human trafficking involves both commercial sexual exploitation and labor servitude. The average age of entry for victims is 12-14 years old.

One of the goals of the Safe America Foundation is to work towards ending this crime, as well as helping others with opioid addictions and veterans with PTSD. The Foundation will discuss this and other topics on November 2 at the Federal Reserve Bank. For more information on the conference, visit https://trainingforglobalsafety.org. 

About the Safe America Foundation

Safe America is a 501 (c) – 3 non-profit begun in 1994. The organization is focused on becoming the country’s leading ‘voice for safety,’ partnering with corporate, governmental, and other non-profits to respond to emerging health and safety issues nationwide.

Its agenda focuses in five key areas – transportation, disaster resiliency, community safety (including youth education, aiding returning veterans), cyber security/technological safety and global concerns (including eradicating human trafficking and environmental safety).

The Foundation’s supporters include C-level executives who are members of a ‘CEO Network’ to support and sustain initiatives to protect America’s most important asset: human life.

Media Contact:

Angie Haddad

Safe America Foundation

770-314-9272 mobile

Angie.Haddad@safeamerica.org

 

 

 

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What goes into a blog post? Helpful, industry-specific content that: 1) gives readers a useful takeaway, and 2) shows you’re an industry expert.

Use your company’s blog posts to opine on current industry topics, humanize your company, and show how your products and services can help people.

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SUMMER BREAK DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES

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State-certified, full driver’s education course satisfies Joshua’s Law; consists of 30 hours of classroom and 6 hours behind the wheel.

$75 off full 30/6 please call office for code.

 

Class provides:

$150 Georgia Tax Credit

10% insurance discount for 3 years

Alcohol & Drug Awareness Program (ADAP)

Learn to change a Tire & Car Maintenance session

 

 ClassDates:

05/29 – 06/02 Tuesday – Saturday

06/04 – 06/08 Monday – Friday

06/11 – 06/15 Monday – Friday

06/18 – 06/22 Monday – Friday

06/25 – 06/29 Monday – Friday

07/02 – 07/07 Monday – Saturday

07/09 – 07/13 Monday – Friday

07/16 – 07/20 Monday – Friday

07/23 – 07/27 Monday – Friday

Class Times: 9:00am to 3:30pm, Daily

 

Safe America Driving School

2000 First Drive, Suite 310

Marietta, GA 30066

Register at:www.safeamericadrivers.org

For more information, call 770-973-7233.

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BrainCamp 2018 is happening on March 3

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BrainCamp 2018 is happening on March 3 from 8:30am-12:30 pm at the Cobb Safety Village in Marietta, GA.  

Registration will be available soon.  This is an event you don’t want to miss!  Bring your teen and middle school children to this half-day event focused on making good, solid lifelong decisions. Teens can learn what happens when driving while distracted and what to do about cyber bullying, sports safety, and making critical decisions during a difficult situation.

Featured Discussions:

  • Interactive Safe Driving Exhibits
  • Text & Drive an Obstacle Course
  • A Police Pullover & Mock Trial
  • Stopping Bullying
  • Sports Safety
  • Internet Safety

ALSO – an informative re-enactment of a car crash and public safety response

Sign your teen up to learn how to drive undistracted, on SafeAmerica’s new 3-Screen, 360 degree simulator.

For questions, contact Bob Surrusco at (770) 973-7233, x3

For GPS:  The Cobb County Safety Village’s Address is 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, GA 30008

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Driver Training Refresher Course

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SafeAmerica conducted driver training refresher course at Delta Air Lines’ corporate headquarters recently, for the third year in a row. EVP Bob Surrusco and Senior Training Don Wallace were able to provide tips on improving defensive driving skills using computer simulators.

 

 

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Driver’s Ed PSA – Discounts Available

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Do you have a teenager who is ready to drive?  Let the SafeAmerica Foundation help with that important task!  Our driver’ ed programs focus on being safe behind the wheel at all times and in all situations.  We offer a special discount via WellStar this summer as well as scholarships for those who qualify.  Parents often comment our programs are better than the rest because of our car maintenance education.  Your driver not only receives expert and comprehensive driver training but also will know how to change fluids, a flat tire and more.

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Partnering to End Distracted Driving

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Atlanta, GA – every 24 hours, 180 people die in a car crash – that’s one person every 8 seconds! Because of the horrific total this leads to annually of over 40,000 deaths, the SafeAmerica Foundation is teaming up with EndDD (End Distracted Driving) to plan a series of educational initiatives over the next year to encourage smart phone users to ‘don’t text-and-drive.’

The partnership – officially announced this week – was hi-lighted by the release of a new impactful video titled, “Driving the Length of a Football Field Blind.” The video –  released on YouTube and shared on the SafeAmerica Foundation’s social media channels – is part of a joint effort to save lives.

Feldman who lives in suburban Philadelphia, began the Casey Feldman Foundation after the loss of his 21-year-old daughter, Casey, who was killed by a distracted driver in 2009. Over the past eight years, Joel has worked to change driving attitudes and raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, giving more than 400 presentations and reaching over 100,000 people nationally.

“Just a few seconds is not a very long amount of time. Yet, when you’re behind a steering wheel and your eyes leave the road—that 1 second can change your life and the lives of countless others,” Feldman noted.

The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation and EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) have worked with experts at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and developed an interactive, evidence-based distracted driving awareness program integrating health communication, behavioral change, and targeted persuasion principles. In addition, Feldman has recently joined the SafeAmerica Foundation’s Board of Directors and will be among those speakers at the inaugural ‘WorldSafe Conference’ this October 26-28 held at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta.

“Joel Feldman is a remarkable person and the Safe America Foundation looks forward to collaborating with Joel and EndDD to reduce and hopefully eradicate distracted driving,” says Len Pagano, CEO of the SafeAmerica Foundation.

“Tweeting, texting, looking at apps while driving is selfish driving. Caring drivers respect the safety of everyone on the road and don’t drive distracted,” says Feldman.

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Scholarships Available for Eligible Students

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Great news for new drivers! Free driver’s ed classes available for eligible students this summer.

The Georgia Education Grant Scholarship Program has certified our program to offer qualified students free driver’s ed courses. Students need to apply for the scholarship on the Georgia Office for Highway Safety website.

If eligible, you can redeem your classes at our Marietta location over the summer break.
For more information, call 770-973-7233.

 

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