Families United to prevent drowning
Families United to Prevent Drowning is the collective voice of moms, dads, husbands, wives, sisters and brothers who are committed to preventing tragedies in the water.
The NDPA works closely with a large number of families who have lost a loved one to a drowning. This group is collectively known as Families United to Prevent Drowning. Each member of Families United to Prevent Drowning has turned their personal loss into lifesaving advocacy work to help prevent another family from experiencing a similar tragedy. Members of the alliance our often asked “what is the why behind NDPA?” and that answer is simple; so not one more drowning occurs, and another family doesn’t experience a drowning related tragedy. Families United to Prevent Drowning is our why! Please visit their website at www.familiesunitedtopreventdrowning.org and learn more about these amazing and dedicated people working to change the world!
Families United To Prevent Drowning
What We Are
Families banded together to put an end to the silent epidemic that is drowning
Families United to Prevent Drowning is a group of individual families who have banded together to put an end to the silent epidemic that is drowning. Drowning has become so commonplace that each incident is often treated with casual interest, reduced to “just another drowning” on the local news. Meanwhile, the epidemic marches on, claiming the lives of thousands of Americans each year, leaving countless shattered hearts in its wake. The names are different, but collectively, our families face the same empty chair, every day. Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for children ages 1 to 4, #2 up to age 14, and 5th overall. United we say, “Not one more drowning.” Not one more empty chair.
What we are not
We’re not a non-profit, rather broken hearts putting names to the numbers
While many of our member families have their own 501(c)(3) organizations, Families United to Prevent Drowning intentionally does not have its own non-profit status. We’re not interested in becoming diluted with organizational bureaucracy and executive hierarchy. Simply put, we are broken hearts united with one voice to create change. Our power rests firmly in the combined impact of our stories. At Families United, numbers become names.