MADD is working tirelessly to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $25 gives victims the resources and support to write a victim impact statement for their court case.
- $50 puts The Power of Parents Handbook into the hands of 25 parents so they can have tools to start the conversation about alcohol and drugs with their teens.
- $100 shares MADD's Power of Youth program with a small school and gives each student their own Power of Youth Handbook.
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
“Casey, my eldest, was what you’d call a ‘good kid’–on the honor roll, in marching band and choir; he wrestled and played football. Casey’s father had a drinking problem and Casey knew it contributed to our divorce. That gave me a false sense of security. I believed he had seen the problems alcohol could cause and was mature enough to handle drinking, but I was wrong. Casey was 18 the night he and his friends stopped at a drive-up liquor establishment that didn’t card underage buyers. They bought rum and decided it would be fun to see how much just one person could chug. That person was Casey. Around noon the next day, a police officer came to my door to tell me Casey was dead. It took 2 days for the coroner to confirm that Casey’s blood alcohol content was .41— more than five times the drunk driving limit for an adult. If I had it all to do over again? I would have made my message very clear. When I found that bottle of rum Casey had hidden in my garage, I would not have thrown it away and said nothing like I did. I would have taken it out and set it on my kitchen counter. Then we would have discussed why I did not want him drinking. I would have spoken to him about alcohol more often.” MADD's Power of Parents program was created after working with mothers like Casey's mom, to empower them to have the conversation early and often.
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6150
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
State of Nebraska: 708AM
770 N Cotner, Ste. 325
Lincoln, NE 68505