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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...
As Walk Like MADD Greenville Upstate Presented by HotSpot approaches on October 7th, we are pleased to introduce you to our Honor Family.  Rhonda Cockrell is the mother of Jeremy Cockrell.  On November 15, 2014, Rhonda Cockrell lost her son,...
On Tuesday July 24th, 2018, Victim Services Volunteer and Charleston Area Victim Impact Panel (VIP) Coordinator, Paula Schaefer, was honored by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. Paula received the Good Citizen Award for her work with the MADD Victim Impact...
On August 7th, 2018, MADD SC attended National Night Out with the Mount Pleasant Police Department. National Night Out is a campaign that promotes healthy community partnerships with local law enforcement. Law enforcement meet with community members with the goal...
Kim and Frank Duval, parents of Wyatt Duval of Lexington, SC, share their Victims Impact Statements as they read them in court prior to the offender being sentenced for their son’s death. I stand before you today as a devastated...
We’re very excited to introduce our newest staff member, Tori Brant.  Tori is a Program Coordinator, contributing to the success of both of our Court Monitoring grants, which currently cover Greenville, Pickens, Richland, Kershaw, Charleston, Berkeley, and Horry Counties.  Tori...
On July 5th MADD staff, Ashley Merrick and Kelly Stafford, spoke to 6th – 8th graders at Chicora Elementary School in North Charleston, SC. Carlton Holland leads a group of youth in a summer literacy program known as Freedom School....
MADD SC was honored to once again speak at Fort Jackson’s annual Alcohol Awareness Sessions. MADD SC staff members Chris Phillips and Kimberly Cockrell spoke to approximately 1000 service members as well as civilian staff concerning the dangers of impaired...
Karetha Murphy, daughter of Viola Jackson of Lyman, SC, shares her Victims Impact Statement. These were the words she read through tears in court prior to the offender being sentenced.. January 20th 2017, this day continues to replay in my mind....
As part of the MADD/NFL partnership, MADD SC staff and volunteers spoke to the newest group of Carolina Panthers rookies in May during their rookie camp.  MADD staff Steven Burritt and Chris Phillips talked about MADD’s mission, DUI in the Carolinas, and...
MADD SC is happy to report that our underage drinking prevention programs are going great.  Our program specialist, Ashley Merrick, has been busy the past couple of months sharing our MADD message and encouraging students to be alcohol free under 21....