MADD Georgia Receives $141,000 Grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety


10/01/2014

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Atlanta, GA (October 1, 2014) – Mothers Against Drunk Driving Georgia is pleased to announce it has received a $141,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). These funds will support the efforts of law enforcement across the state, underage drinking prevention programs focused on youth and parents and general awareness of MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving from October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015.

This project includes the support of law enforcement through sponsorship of a statewide Law Enforcement Recognition Event, which honors over 500 law enforcement officers each year for their dedication to eliminating DUI related crashes on Georgia roads and activation around high visibility law enforcement initiatives such as Hands Across The Border.

In addition, this project focuses efforts on equipping parents to have intentional conversations with their children about the dangers of underage drinking through MADD’s Power of Parents program with focused activation around PowerTalk 21, the national day for parents to talk with their children about not drinking alcohol until 21. The project also supports youth in an effort to empower teens to take a stand against underage drinking.

“The support of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety enables MADD to expand lifesaving and dynamic mission programs across the state of Georgia and continue the vital support of law enforcement efforts to make our roadway safer and protect our families,” said Debbie Day, MADD Georgia State Executive Director.

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is celebrating its 35th anniversary by creating a future of NO MORE VICTIMS™. MADD is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every fifteen minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end drunk driving through increased law enforcement, all offender ignition interlock laws and advanced vehicle technology. PowerTalk 21® is the national day for parents to talk with their teens about alcohol, using Power of Parents®’ proven approach to reduce underage drinking. Learn more by visiting MADD’s new website at madd.org or calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.