As a part of our mission to address emerging health and safety issues at home, work and play, each year in the fall we work towards increasing America's preparedness through the BE Safe America campaign. This year, our goal is to create a more prepared nation by encouraging two million Americans to have and practice a readiness exercise during September (National Preparedness Month) or October - an effort we are calling the March to 2 Million.
Since 2009, nearly 2.2 million people have participated in Safe America's readiness drills during National Preparedness Month. In 2011 alone, the Foundation encouraged a million Americans to “pledge to drill” some form of preparedness exercise.
Launched as a part of the Foundation’s BE Safe campaign, this year's March to 2 Million builds on the footprint of our organization's previous success in increasing American grassroots readiness. The number of Americans participating annually in our preparedness campaign continues to grow exponentially, yet our overall goal remains unchanged - create a critical mass of Americans drilling at home, work or school, whereby being prepared for a natural or man made disaster is the rule and not the exception.
2012/2013 Drill Participants
March to 2 Million sponsors include companies such as Travelers, Motorola Solutions, UPS, Federal Signal, Motorola Mobility, Alcatel-Lucent and Rayovac.Other partners include more than 30 key organizations including: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, International Association of Emergency Manager (IAEM), National Emergency Manager Association (NEMA), Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), National Association of State Emergency Management and Safety Officials (NASEMSO), National Association of Government Contractors (NAGC), Northeast Disaster Recovery Information X-Change (NEDRIX), All Hazards Consortium (AHC), NORC at the University of Chicago, University of Missouri and Collaborative Fusion.