CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- As a part of National Preparedness Month, West Virginia First Lady Gayle Manchin will lead a texting preparedness drill during the Marshall-WVU football game on Friday.
Spectators at the game will see Manchin talk about the importance of emergency preparedness and how text messaging can be a more reliable source of communication in the event of an emergency than placing a cell phone call.
Manchin will then encourage all spectators to text the word “SAFE” to a designated number shown on the scoreboard during the game.
Those who participate will receive a confirmation message thanking them for their participation.
The Safe America Foundation is hoping to get more than 1 million practice texts during the month of September.