Thanks to your generosity, Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation recorded the most successful year in the Foundation's 13-year history. We raised more than $150,000 in 2015.
Often a record year is based on one or two large gifts. But our successful fundraising amount is based on numerous gifts, both large and small. Support for the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundaiton increased across the board - through event participation, water safety challenges, community and foundation grants, individual donor gifts, event sponsorships, and more.
While we are delighted with the 2015 results, it is what that big number represents that is most important: the result of a shared vision of a world without drowning.
Thank you for the incredible support during 2015!
Targeting the increased rate of drowning and near-drowning incidents in the United States, the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation, in collaboration with D&D Technologies, INTEX, and United States Swim School Association, launched a Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign, “Identify & Reduce Your Family’s Drowning Risk” in March 2015. The series of three informational videos focus on water safety measures that individuals can take to remain safer when in, on, or around water.
To date, 24 regional TV stations have picked up the PSA videos and are currently broadcasting them from California to Virginia. In addition to that distribution, the PSA spots will be seen in doctors’ offices, medical clinics, and hospitals throughout the U.S. The videos urge viewers to focus on three common elements of drowning: water, people, and response. Each 3-minute video focuses on creating a safer water experience. PSA #1: Water safety at home with pools & spas; PSA #2: Water safety while on vacation; PSA #3: Water safety in open bodies of water.
Please share theses important water safety videos.