As part of the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is beginning a program of outreach and education in Nevada, including the hiring of a staff person for the first time in the state.
Gardnerville bookstore owner and Douglas resident Linda Finch has been named assistant development officer.
Finch and some long time Nevada volunteers met on Dec. 2 to explore ways the citizens of Nevada can join MADD in the campaign.
The Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving began nationally two years ago to revitalize efforts to combat drunk driving and raise the fight to a new level. The campaign calls for high-visibility law enforcement, full implementation of current alcohol interlock technologies, exploration and development of advanced vehicle-based technology and mobilization of grassroots efforts through community support.
Volunteer positions available include victim advocate, special events, fundraising, outreach and communications, court monitoring, youth in action, underage drinking prevention, speaker's bureau, administrative assistance and many more.
Contact MADD at 267-2277 for more information.
With the holidays approaching MADD traditionally furnishes Tie One On for Safety red ribbons available to businesses who would like to distribute them. To get a box of ribbons call (775) 246-7522.