Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
About 3 of every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash--almost one per minute. That's why we exist. Since 1980 we've been working to make our roads and communities safer.
And it's been paying off. Drunk driving deaths in Massachusetts have declined by 50%. Recently we passed three significant improvements to the drunk driving law, including Melanie's Law in 2005.
But our work doesn't stop there. MADD provides much-needed comfort and support for victims and survivors. And we are deeply committed to the prevention of underage drinking because alcohol is the deadliest drug for youth today. Statistics show that youth who drink underage are more likely to suffer addiction problems and to drive drunk over the lifespan.
But there is much more to be done. And we can't do it alone. From the start, people like you have supported MADD by lending a hand or simply writing a check. We are led by men and women. A few are victims of drunk driving; most are concerned citizens working to keep their families safe.
MADD does not oppose the legal use of alcohol by adults. We do not accept donations from the alcohol industry.
Our policies, programs and messages are based on solid, proven science. We're not your mother's MADD!