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Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s
advocates and staff work tirelessly
to support victims at no
charge, advocate for stronger
laws and create a future of No More
Victims®.

The Nonprofit Council and the City of San Antonio have teamed up to present the Big Give Emergency Relief platform to assist with the raising of critical funds for nonprofits during this time of exceptional need. Please support MADD South Texas on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, for the Big Give. This emergency campaign will give our community the chance to help us eliminate drunk driving from our roads and provide critical funds to support the victims of this crime.

INCIDENTS A DAY

Adults drank too much and drove about 121 million times per year-over 300,00 incidents of drinking and driving a day.

DEATHS A YEAR

That’s 28 deaths every day and one death every 51 minutes. Each and every one of them 100% preventable

INJURIES PER YEAR

290,000 injuries per year means exponentially more friends, family members and loved ones, unnecessarily effected by this preventable crime

THE HUMAN TOLL

Drunk Driving comes with a cost - and it is one that robs us of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, spouses and friends. Meet the people behind the statistics.

February 7, 2007 was the day that forever changed Karen Mertes’ life path. Karen, a Lieutenant Colonel serving in the United States Air Force, was driving the speed limit on the interstate when she was struck from behind by a drunk driver traveling over 100 mph. He had a blood alcohol level of nearly three...

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Karen Mertes

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