MADD Asks You To Help Raise Money For Drunk Driving Victims' Services

Aug 25, 2017

Mothers Against Drunk Driving will hold a charity walk on Saturday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m. The organization raises money to pay for services of families who have lost a loved one to drunk driving. 

The event will be held in Rochester Municipal Park along Paint Creek Trail in Rochester.

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WKAR's Brooke Allen will emcee the event. WKAR is one of the sponsors.

Click on this sentence to register to walk or to make a donation.

Angel Harris, manager of victim services at MADD in Troy explains much of the money goes to help people whose family members were killed by drunk drivers.

"When someone is a victim of a drunk driving crash, whether or not, they were themselves injured or hit. Or they are the bereaved family or friends of someone who is hit, they more than likely have not experienced something like that before," said Harris.

"You have the tragic loss and the grief and the emotional side of it. You have the insurance and burial and the whole side of that includes money and polices and all of that. You also have to look at the criminal aspect. If there is a drunk driver that caused the crash who is now going to be charged with a crime. There's a court aspect of it and everything that comes along with that."

"And it can be very overwhelming and very confusing for anybody, especially when you are talking about somebody who is dealing with grief and loss and major trauma."