Mothers Against Drunk Driving
by tasiags on March 3, 2014 - 7:00am
MADD is a registered Canadian Charitable Organization that has as its main goal to stop impaired driving and to provide support for those that are victims of this crime. They believe that impaired driving isn’t an accident, but rather a conscious decision to drive under the influence. Through public awareness, laws, legislation, serious enforcements and repercussions, they are convinced that impaired driving can be stopped. The major projects the organization is working on in 2014 are (1) recommending federal legislation on mandatory roadside breath testing and (2) expanding victim outreach (in hospitals, schools, funeral homes, etc.). The volunteering opportunities available would be: victim services, fundraising, pamphlet distribution, class presentations, media monitoring, media relations, helping with website/Facebook, school assembly show promotion (English and French), class presentations, public awareness, and many more. Donations are used to support programs (training, research, resources), as well as raise public awareness. For those wanting to help, they should contact their “local Chapter or Community Leader”, which will enable them to be informed about the events and activities in local community. Here is the link to find your “local Chapter/Community Leader”: http://www.madd.ca/madd2/en/volunteer/volunteering_local_chapters.html.