International Association of Emergency Managers recognizes Do 1 Thing as top Public Awareness Campaign.

FALLS CHURCH, VA – The USA Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) has awarded the Do 1 Thing Citizen Preparedness program top honors in the Public Awareness category of their IAEM-USA and Global 2010 Awards Competition. The award was presented at the IAEM 58th Annual Conference & EMEX 2010, Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas.

“This is a great milestone for the [Do 1 Thing] program,” said Steve Lehman, Do 1 Thing chairperson. “It’s a testament to a great idea that started out right here in Mid-Michigan. Do 1 Thing has since grown into a nationally and internationally recognized leader in citizen preparedness. This all happened because of the hard work and dedication of a small group of volunteers. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

The campaign provides a fresh approach to citizen preparedness. Our program breaks the intimidating task of preparedness into small, manageable pieces. Each month one simple topic is presented and participants are encouraged to ‘Do 1 Thing’ to become better prepared. By following the program for a year, participants can become well prepared for most disasters.