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On December 2nd, 2017 MADD SC hosted the annual State Candlelight Vigil for victims and survivors of impaired driving. The event was hosted at the SC State Museum in the Vista Room and was presented by the Yarborough Applegate Law...
National Night out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.  On, Tuesday August 6th MADD SC staff and volunteers had the opportunity to participate in various national night out campaigns around the state.  We had tables...
Maryellen Bielawa of New York state share her victim impact statement with us. She is the mother of  Ryan Bielawa, a Coastal Carolina student killed by a drunk driver. When Ryan chose to go to Coastal Carolina University it was not...
Patti Rubenzer of Spartanburg County shared her victim impact statement with us that she delivered at the sentencing of the man who took her son’s life. Feb 8th we lost everything we knew. Our beloved Ethan, our family as we...
Our Honor Family for the 2019 Walk Like MADD Greenville Upstate is the Carosiello Family. Victor’s mother, Margie, though biased, describes Victor as being “brilliant.” He was indeed mathematically and artistically gifted.  At 12 years old, he put a keystroke...
At Right Direction Church International (RDCI), the 5th Sundays are know as “Youth Sunday.”  It’s a time where you see youth more visible and involved doing things such as ushering, greeting, and even leading praise and worship.  The youth pastor...
Megan Amelia Milam was a beautiful 24-year-old daughter and mother.  She had a very unique laugh and smile that would brighten anyone she came in contact with.  Megan was a strong and brave woman that rarely met a stranger.  She...
MADD SC would like to remember Willie Brown, Jr., of Walterboro, who was killed on his way to work at the VA on February 9, 2019. On Sunday, June 2, at 5:00 p.m., Willie’s family gathered to place a memorial...
MADD SC is happy to introduce the newest member of our team, Chandler Boatwright.  Chandler started June 3rd and will be taking over the Coastal Court Monitoring project that is monitoring misdemeanor DUI cases in Berkeley, Charleston, and Horry Counties. ...
Jessica Doreen Mendenhall’s Victim Impact Statement that she read in court during the sentencing of the woman who killed her grandfather, Gordon Ward, in 2016. Beaufort, SC Your Honor, I am Jessica Doreen Mendenhall, proud granddaughter of Gordon McQuinn Ward...
MADD South Carolina and our supporters were incredibly active in the legislature this year, but as is often the case in the world of policy making, it was a year of successes and shortcomings.  Our main push has been around...