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 end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. With the help of those who want a safer future, MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving will end this danger on America’s roads. MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors, serving one person every 8 minutes at no charge. So long as drunk driving impacts our families and friends, MADD's goal is to increase the number of victims and survivors served, and to continually improve the quality of those services.
We measure success by the number of victims and survivors that take advantage of our services, whether connected with a victim advocate at the local level or receiving emotional support and guidance through our national support line. In 2012, MADD served more than 61,000 victims and survivors of drunk and drugged driving crashes. This is more than double the number of victims and survivors we served just eight years ago. To increase that number even further, we plan to reach out to diverse and underserved populations.
To achieve these goals, we will continue to spread the word about the availability of our no-cost services, continue to train new volunteers to work with victims and survivors, and continue to increase our capacity to help others through the generous support of the community.