Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Georgia is pleased to announce it has received a $129,730.84 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).
The grant, effective through September 2017, will provide much needed funding to reduce the occurrence of drunk and drugged driving statewide. These funds allow for the addition of two program specialists to conduct MADD’s Power of Parents and Power of You(th) programs – designed to address underage drinking – in schools throughout Georgia.
The grant also will fund DUI prevention training for law enforcement, military and community groups. Lastly, MADD Georgia will utilize these monies to partner with GOHS on signature initiatives such as Hand Across the Border, Click It Or Ticket and law enforcement recognition events, such as MADD Georgia’s Golden Shield Honors Awards Banquet.
“We are very happy to work with GOHS to further our common goal of ending drunk driving on Georgia’s roadways,” said Debbie Day, MADD Georgia State Executive Director.
About Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD changed American culture by introducing the “designated driver” in 1986 and related red ribbon awareness campaign Tie One On For Safety® now in its 30th year. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® is marking its 10th anniversary and reducing drunk driving fatalities by 25 percent since its launch. MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, providing a service every four minutes through local victim advocates and the 24-
Hour Victim Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP. Power of Parents® and Power of Youth® programs reduce underage drinking. Learn more by visiting madd.org or calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.