Car Donating Services with Cars For MADD
Watching news about tragic car crashes is heartbreaking. That could be someone’s father, mother, or sibling being pulled out of a wreck. When you find out later on that the culprit was a drunk driver, it makes the situation even more heart-wrenching.
The Consequences of Drunk Driving
Drunk driving does not discriminate among its victims. Crashes can happen to young adults, teenagers, seniors and even children.
In 2013, 1,149 children 14 years and below lost their lives in car crashes. Of those deaths, 200 or 17% were due to alcohol. Out of those 200 fatalities, 121 were passengers of drivers with BACs of .08 or higher. Another 29 of those victims were children pedal cyclists or pedestrians hit by a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher.
These children had their whole lives ahead of them; the grief that their parents will have to go through is going to be very difficult to overcome, even as the years go by.
Young adults are also at a higher risk of injury or death because of drunk driving. The rate of drunk driving is highest in the age group of 21 to 25 years old at 23.4%.
There are kids and young adults who prematurely lost their lives because of something that’s actually avoidable, such as drunk driving. Do your part in preventing more lives lost by donating a car.
A vehicle donation program may seem like a small act of kindness, but it goes a long way in helping a family cope with the aftermath of a drunk driving crash.
MADD fuels itself through donations from everyday heroes like you. The proceeds we get from donated and auctioned cars go to helping people cope with the grief of a drunk driving death or injury. Our staff empathizes with the victims and survivors because some of the volunteers went through similar situations.