I’ll never forget the strength and the courage I received from my victim advocate after my son Dustin was killed by an underage, drinking and drugged driver.
Michelle provided me with a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen. Ultimately, she gave me hope that one day I would smile again during a time when everything seemed dark.
That’s why we are proud to share the 2017 membership campaign. We are asking all MADD supporters to renew their membership pledge today by “adopting” an advocate, the individual who offers emotional support and help to a victim in their time of need.
Many people may have participated in our annual January membership campaign previously, and we can’t say thank you enough to these core members who make it possible fight drunk and drugged driving and underage drinking. We hope everyone will join us in 2017 as well.
We have set a goal of bringing in 51,000 members to symbolically represent the fact that someone is killed by drunk driving every 51 minutes.
And, for that, we need everyone who believes in a future of No More Victims® to speak up!
Let’s meet the advocates:
Kristi covers nearly 80 counties in Illinois. She struggles to fund all the trips and visits needed to sit and hold a hand or attend a court hearing.
Often, she is the person walking into a person’s life when everyone else is walking out.
Kimberly felt called to serve in South Carolina after her best friend Nancy, former Sen. Strom Thurmond’s daughter, was killed by a drunk driver.
She understands that she can’t bring back Nancy or any of those lost, but she can make a difference in their loved ones’ lives.
Serving all of southwest Missouri, Laura acted as the voice for the victims in the Dylan Meyers case, which made headlines last year thanks to the offenders’ blatant lack of remorse.
When you pledge support for an advocate by renewing your membership, that advocate will share quarterly updates so you can witness firsthand the difference you are making in real people’s lives.
We hope you will consider helping us reach our goal of 51,000 members by adopting one of these dedicated difference makers.