MADD is working 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 pays for 100 youth to have access to MADD's Power Of Youth Teen Booklet.
- $45 puts 1000 red ribbons in our communities to raise awareness and support for Law Enforcement to end impaired driving.
- $50 pays for 25 parents to have MADD's Power of Parents Handbook and Class to help them start the conversation about alcohol with their teens.
- $75 pays for mileage to allow a victim advocate to attend court with a victim of impaired driving.
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
When Jenna entered a room, it lit up, not only from her smile and personality, but from her willingness to help and inspire others. She was loved by her parents, family, teammates, friends, coaches, and really anyone she came into contact with. Jenna had a passion for sports ever since her mother could remember. Jenna’s connection to sports allowed her to travel and compete against teams across the country. Her parents found joy in watching their daughter play sports, and spent many hours traveling and cheering her on.
On December 31, 2015, Jenna went to a New Year’s Eve party with a group of friends. There was underage drinking at the party and even though people knew the driver had been drinking, they didn’t stop him from driving. At just 16 years old, Jenna was killed after being ejected from a vehicle driven by a driver with a BAC of .208, more than twice the legal limit. The driver survived the crash. He pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide, and was sentenced to 5 years of probation. Jenna’s parents were devastated by the courts decision. They believe that probation shouldn’t be an option when someone kills someone else in a drunk driving crash. They continue to remain positive in honor of Jenna but would also like to see laws change to reflect the seriousness of the crime.
Jenna’s mother, wishes she would have spoken to her daughter more about underage drinking, and encourages all parents to talk to their adolescents about the possible consequences. She believes drunk driving is a selfish act that is completely preventable. She hopes that Jenna’s story will prevent others from making the same mistakes and save lives. MADD's Power of Youth works on creating intentional, ongoing, and potentially lifesaving conversations between parents and kids about alcohol. Join us to learn valuable strategies for how to talk with your child or teen about not drinking and not riding with a drinking driver.
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6150
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
Combined Federal Campaign: 10354
State of Nebraska: 708AM
770 N Cotner, Ste. 325
Lincoln, NE 68505