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National Day of Service
By MADD | January 17, 2013| 4 Comments | Filed in: General

This Saturday, January 19th, is the National Day of Service.  President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are asking Americans to find an event and serve with others in their community.  We hope you will use this National Day of Service to get in contact with your local MADD office to see how you can get more involved.

MADD’s wonderful volunteers help raise awareness about drunk driving and underage drinking, as well as provide the vital support to those victimized by drunk driving.  There are so many different ways you can get involved.

Here are a few examples of the types of volunteer opportunities with MADD:

  • Become a trained victim advocate and provide emotional support to drunk driving victims/survivors as well as guide them through the criminal justice system.
  • Work with MADD’s public policy department to strengthen existing laws and enact new ones. 
  • Share your story at schools, civic groups, clubs and other organizations.
  • Ensure that drunk driving offenders are punished to the fullest extent of the law by monitoring court cases and reporting outcomes to the community and media.

Whether you’re interested in volunteering a couple of times a year or a couple of times a week, there’s a place for you at MADD. And we have a wide variety of opportunities to match your interests and expertise.

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have chosen to make Saturday a special day of service to highlight volunteerism in the country, and we hope that you will use this day to find your place as a MADD volunteer.

Click here to find your local office and fill out the volunteer form for more information.

 

 

   

Comments

Submitted by lil rut at 01:14 PM on January 28, 2013
people should stop drinking and driving
Submitted by Bobbieg at 04:48 PM on January 24, 2013
Where do I begin? I have a sister that is an alcoholic and is still living with her ex husband, also an alcholic. He, to our knowledge, has 7 dwi's, 1 dui and 1 pi, 1 domestic violence. He spent 2 years in TDCJ and was paroled with 10 years probation. Since the parole he got the 1 pi,1 dui and I think 1 dwi. He has just been recently released on a $10,000.00 bond,which is for revocation of probation. He has not been to court on the last dui. His probation states that he is not allowed within so many feet of alcholic beverages and he is not to be drinking. What is the obligation of a probation officier's duties? I am looking for answers that I do not know that anyone would be able to help me with. Is it going to take him killing someone before it STOPS? What and if is there anything M.A.D.D. can do about this situation. By the way, my sister is also drinking while driving. She now has 5 domestic violence charges. He also has been named in a stabbing charge, which he has not been arrested for. Just exactly how many dwi's are people allowed before they are punished?
Submitted by Liz at 03:13 PM on January 19, 2013
I have so enjoyed my work with M.A.D.D.The past 8 1/2 years I have been in it has been so rewarding.I have learned so much.I can never repay what they have done for me.
Submitted by Concerned Mom at 12:26 PM on January 19, 2013
Hello, I have been a supporter of your organization from the beginning. I am writing to ask for help. My 28 year old daughter has had a drinking and drug problem for sometime. She refuses help and our family has stopped trying and enabling her with money, etc. She received two DUIs in VA two years ago. In the second one she had her three year old and CPS got involved and placed him with us in a safety plan. She is only allowed supervised visitations. She rarely visits. The first VA DUI they gave her a PBJ. The second the blood results were lost and so she was not charged. Her son is now 5. I am happy to say he is thriving and doing well. He has been in counseling. While living with his Mom and his Dad he saw violence and things a child should never see. His Dad is also an alcoholic, drug user and was abused as a child. My daughter was raised in a Christian middle class family and I believe had a normal upbringing. She started getting out of hand in her early twenties. She received her third DUI in St Mary's county, MD. they also gave her a PBJ. last October in one week she received three DUIs in Charles County. They gave her another PBJ and unsupervised probation. She went to court Jan 15,2013 and was given 6 months and the judge suspended the 6 months. She lost her license and was given supervised probation. She returns to court on Feb 22,2013 for another DUI in Charles County. I should also tell you her father found her unresponsive. 911 was call and she was revived. She had taken heroin and alcohol. I have talked and met with the prosecutor for the State's Attorney giving him details of her history. I thought there was a zero tolerance for this behavior. We are positioning the court for custody of my grandson. When I talk to all the authorities I am told her history in other states and counties in MD do not apply. I desperately want her off the roads driving a 3,000 pound missile. I fear she will overdose or kill an incident family. Help me with incite as to why she keeps getting off and not being held accountable for her choices. Very Respectively, Deb

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