October 25, 2013

General Motors Foundation donates US$ 150,000 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving

The General Motors Foundation is donating US$ 150,000 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to expand prevention education initiatives and provide support services to victims of drunk driving crashes and their families.

In 2011, drunk driving killed
more than 9,800 people and injured approximately 315,000. To aid in recovery, MADD provides services to one victim every 8.6 minutes at no charge. Last year alone, 61,000 people received help from the organization.

"Keeping drivers and passengers safe in and around vehicles is a top priority for our company and this grant is another example of our dedication to vehicle safety in every form," said Michael Robinson, GM Vice-President of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs. "Until we reach the point where impaired driving and related tragedies are eliminated, we'll continue to support MADD's commitment to addressing the problem."

"This contribution will help MADD achieve its mission by allowing us to serve more drunk driving victims and prevent underage drinking," said MADD National President Jan Withers.


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