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CARCHEX Grand Opening Celebration Benefits MADD
By MADD | August 1, 2014

MADD was honored to participate in our partners at CARCHEX’s Grand Opening last month, which raised $2,000 for MADD.

   

53 Century Boulevard, Suite 100
Nashville, Tennessee 37214 (map)
Phone: (615) 360-8055
Toll Free: 1-800-544-6233
Fax: (615) 360-9022
Email: tn.state@madd.org

Donate to MADD Tennessee State Office!


MADD LICENSE PLATE IN DANGER

Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Tennessee is in danger of losing a key funding piece that matches funds enabling MADD Tennessee to offer free victim services. If MADD Tennessee fails to maintain a minimum of 500 plates in circulation by June 30, 2014, the plate will be retired and we will lose over $15,000 of annual funding as well as the awareness that it creates.  Currently, MADD Tennessee needs approximately 60 plates to be purchased. The MADD plate costs $35, with $30.75 going towards our efforts to make Tennessee roadways safer. 

MADD is urging concerned citizens across the state to step forward and make a MADD dash to their county clerk’s office to purchase a plate that will support MADD Tennessee’s work to save lives and support victims!  


MADD to host Middle Tennessee Round Table

This meeting will provide a platform for Middle Tennessee Judges, DUI Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Officers for open discussion regarding creative and alternative sentencing.  
Click here for more information and an invitation.


The Nashville Victim Impact Panel and SMART Programs have been moved to a new location and some of the dates have been changed.

Due to the recent move of our Tennessee state office, our Nashville Victim Impact Panel and SMART Programs have been moved to a new location.  The VIP and SMART Programs will now be held in the confernece room at our new location.  That address is 53 Century Blvd., Nashville Tennessee, 37214.  Please be advised that some of the VIP and SMART dates have also changed.  You can find all of the updated VIP information here and all of the updated SMART information here.


MADD Tennessee State Office has moved!

We are happy to announce that the Madd Tennessee State office has moved to a brand new location in Nashville at 53 Century Blvd., in the beautiful Century City office park complex.  We can't wait to show off our new office once we get unpacked and settled-in!  Of course, if any of you would like to come help unpack, we would be happy to welcome volunteers! :)


MADD introduces two new PSA's to remind us how important it is to support the life-saving mission of MADD.  Please share these links on social media and help spread the word!  You could help save the life of someone close to you!

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Thanks to Everyone for Participating in PowerTalk 21 Day!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Power Talk 21 Day!  We appreciate the dedication of the many volunteers and community leaders who promoted this event to encourage parents to have the life-saving talk with their kids about alcohol on April 21!  Remember:  it's important to continue to let your kids know how you feel about alcohol by repeating your message, not just with one talk, but at every opportunity you get to share your heart and to listen to what they have to say. 

 


Brad Bulla featured in WKRN News Story About Parents Who Provide Alcohol to Teens

MADD National Board Member and Middle Tennessee MADD Volunteer, Brad Bulla, was interviewed by Channel 2 in Nashville for his perspective on a story where a woman had allegedly provided alcohol to teenagers in her home.  Brad’s son, Jed, was killed in 2005 when another teen driver he was with wrecked after drinking alcohol provided to him in a similar situation. For full details click here.

Click here for the video.

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Congratulations to
MADD State Advisory Board Member,
Tennessee State Trooper,
Vincent Turocy,
who was honored by the
Tennessee Highway Patrol
as the 2013 Trooper of the Year!

Trooper Turocy received the honor for his work in apprehending a murder suspect that had crossed state lines.  He also was among the Top Ten Troopers honored statewide for DUI Enforcement.  Click here for more information and a complete list of award winners.

 


Special thanks to the
The Community Foundation of
Middle Tennessee and of Dickson County
along with the Dickson County Sherriff's Office
for putting together a powerful message
asking drivers to choose NOT to drink and drive
featuring the story of
Shelby Aulidge and Jamie Burns.
 
Please pass along its life saving message by sharing the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulXKS6qPvfQ


Special thanks to the
Nashville Prevention Partnership
for putting together a beautiful tribute video of the story of

Cole Kilgore.  It is a powerful message meant to
raise awareness about the tragic consequences of driving impaired. 
Please pass along its life saving message by sharing the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d0h3GeIi6g

  


 

National President Jan Withers and
local Belmont Student, Monica Vandehei, 
Recently Appeared on Katie Couric Show

A recent episode of Katie Couric’s daytime talk show, ‘Katie,’ focused on the dangers of underage drinking.  National President, Jan Withers, shared her own story and reaffirmed the importance of the 21 Minimum Drinking Age.  The show also featured National Board Member, Monica Vandehei, who provided the perspective of a 20-year-old college student who supports the 21 drinking age.  Click here to see a video clip of this interview along with the story of a couple from Ohio whose 18 year old son died after drinking and driving, and tips on how to talk to your kids about alcohol.


MADD Tennessee would like to congratulate
Delanie Walker for being named the
Tennessee Titan's 2013 Community Man of the Year
for his work with MADD
and other service work in the community!

Please click here for media coverage with additional details and photos.


MADD Congratulates Senator Mae Beavers and Representative Tony Shipley on being named 2013 MADD Legislators of the Year in Tennessee!

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) would like to take this opportunity to thank these lawmakers for their efforts to advance MADD’s mission in Tennessee. In recognition of their tireless efforts, on November 19, 2013, MADD announced that each was being honored as a “2013 MADD Legislator of the Year” in Tennessee. 

MADD applauds their continued leadership in reforming Tennessee’s drunk driving law.  In 2013, thanks to their leadership, Tennessee became one of twenty states requiring the use of ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers. This legislation is MADD’s top legislative priority and we sincerely thank them for helping to make it a reality.

Click Below for News Coverage of this Announcment:

WGNSRadio.com 

Lebonon Democrat

 


Help MADD by Donating
Unwanted Clothes & Shoes

 

 

The weather is changing and you may find yourself rearranging the clothes in your closet to accommodate the changing seasons.  Did you know you can help raise funds for MADD by donating your unwanted clothes and shoes?  All over Middle Tennessee, you’ll see brown donation boxes brought to you by the folks at American Textile Recycling Services (ATRS) where you can donate, and MADD reaps the benefits!   

Here's one location where you can find a brown ATRS Recyling Box:  Walmart, 7044 Charlotte Pk, Nashville, TN 37209

Locations may change frequently. But you can contact ATRS to find a box near you at csanders@atrsonline.com.

 

 


 Do you have a vehicle that you no longer use?  Is there a car in your garage taking up needed space?  Donate it to MADD TN and your vehicle will be used to help drive our mission forward. 

Donating is simple.  One phone call,  one form,  changes many lives.  You are one click way. Visit  http://www.maddtn-cardonations.org/  and make your vehicle donation today!  

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


In 2013, Tennessee Became 20th State to Pass Ignition Interlock Bill for all First Time DUI-Offenders


Championed by MADD Tennessee’s Public Policy Chair Norris Skelley of Cookeville, State Advisory Board Chair Millie Webb of Franklin, and many MADD Tennessee volunteers from across the entire state, HB 353 & SB 670 received unanimous votes of support in both the Tennessee House and Senate.  The Bill expanded the use of the ignition interlock devices to first-time DUI offenders at .08, the legal limit for DUI.  Similar legislation in other states has reduced DUI fatalities by over 30%. 

Click here to see local media coverage:


Middle Tennesse Chapter Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm. 

Starting September 2013, they will be held at a new location at the IHOP at 4098 Nolensville Rd at the corner of Nolensville and Harding.   (If you need help with directions, IHOP phone # is 615-832-9633.) 

Anyone wishing to learn more about MADD and/or how to help with our mission is welcome to attend.

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Volunteers:  Please help us update our records!

The MADD National office launched a new Volunteer Program model last year.  So that we may be in compliance with new standards set forth in this model, if you have not completed a Volunteer Application within the last year, please click below to download our most recent version, and submit it to the MADD Tennessee State office. 

Volunteer Application Word version

Volunteer Application PDF version

You may submit your completed Volunteer Applications to the MADD TN State Office using the following contact information:

Mail to: Michelle Rozell, Office Adminstrator
53 Century Park Blvd, Suite 100
Nashville, TN  37214

Fax:  615-360-9022

Scan/email:  michelle.rozell@madd.org
 

We thank you in advance for taking a few moments to help us update our records and, as always, deeply appreciate your dedication and support to the mission of MADD! 


Volunteer Time Sheets Needed 

Some of our grants require us to record the number of hours our volunteers devote in service to activities for the organization.  Therefore, it is very important that our volunteers submit monthly Volunteer Time Sheets to us so that we may comply with these requirements that ensure continued funding. You can download a Volunteer Time Sheet below or request one from your local MADD staff representative.

Volunteer Time Sheet Word version

Volunteer Time Sheet PDF version

Please log all activity noting the project or event for which the time was spent and submit your Volunteer Time Sheet at the end of each month.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter!

You may submit your completed Volunteer Time Sheets to the MADD Tennessee State Office using the following contact information:

Mail to: Michelle Rozell, Office Adminstrator
53 Century Park Blvd, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37214

Fax: 615-360-9022

Scan/email: michelle.rozell@madd.org

 

 


 


New MADD Tennessee License Plate to be released in January 2013!

MADD Tennessee has saved its license plate this year! To help us keep our plate funding for next year, visit your county clerk's office today to purchase a MADD Tennessee's license plate--no form required.

For specialized plates with 3 to 4 characters, Click Here for the Tennessee Personalized License Plates application. Be sure to indicate MADD Tennessee on your order form! Proceeds are used to support free services to victims of impaired driving crimes.

 

  

 



 



 

 

Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end this danger on America’s roads. PowerTalk 21™ is the national day for parents to talk with their kids about alcohol, using the proven strategies of Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence™ to reduce the risk of underage drinking. And as one of the largest victim services organizations in the U.S., MADD also supports drunk driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every 10 minutes at 1-877-MADD-HELP. 

Together, these programs ensure that MADD achieves its lifesaving mission.

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