Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Rating: 2.81 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Human Services, Crime & Law

Location: 511 E John Carpenter Fwy Suite 700 Irving TX 75062 USA

Mission: The mission of MADD is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.Due to the efforts of volunteers and staff tirelessly working to achieve MADD's mission, some 300,000 Americans are alive who would have otherwise been killed had drunk driving been allowed to continue at the epidemic levels of 1980. Although alcohol-related traffic deaths have decreased by more than 40 percent since MADD's founding, drunk driving remains the nation's most frequently committed violent crime. Each year nearly 13,000 people die in impaired driving crashes. Underage drinking remains the No. 1 youth drug problem, killing more young people that all other illicit drugs combined.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am on the local board of one of the MADD state orgnizations. I have witnessed for the past five years on the Board what great organizaiton it is. The quality of the victim advocates is outstanding. They have helped numerous familes through very difficult times.

Our local MADD chapter has fought have been able to increase the penalties for drunk drivers, lower the BAC threshold to .08, and made the seat belt law a primary offense. The organization is also fiscally strong locally. MADD is a great organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the compassion and support given to victims at events like court appearances and vigils.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow the local affiliates to have greater control over fiscal and personnel decisions.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I was recruited by a MADD staff member to be on the board.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Assist victims of drunk driving.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Eliminate drunk driving.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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